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The development of top-notch rice cookers and other superlative consumer goods is a key step in China’s economic transition

3 months ago
Sky Canaves
hina's dependence on producing cheap goods for export must give way to more innovative products that can compete with imports in the domestic market, but making the perfect rice cooker is harder than it seems.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.