TV makers suffer setback in China


Japanese manufacturers’ share of television sales in China during this year’s eight-day National Day holiday declined sharply from last year, according to a Chinese newspaper report.

The total market share of eight major Japanese TV brands stood at 18 percent between Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, tumbling from 30 percent a year before, the Southern Metropolis Daily said Wednesday, citing market research by All View Consulting.

The share drop apparently reflects prevailing anti-Japanese sentiment among the Chinese public.