Want a TV for free? Yes?
Then maybe you should move to the Chinese countryside:
According to today's FTD, China is now subsidising TV purchases with 3500 RMB (380 €). Only rural residents are eligible.
Don't know what a TV set costs in China, but I'm pretty sure you can get a pretty decent one for less than 380 €.
Sounds too good to be true?
Well, maybe that's because it isn't actually true:
According to China Daily, China is in fact paying a 13 % subsidy up to a maximum purchase price of 3500 RMB (increased from an earlier cap of 2000 RMB). The scheme also extends to other kinds of "household appliances".
Dear FTD, there is a slight difference between 3500 RMB and 13 % of 3500 RMB, wouldn't you agree?
Edit: On April 8, the FTD is running another, much longer article, repeating the same statement. Unfortunately, repeating wrong information doesn't make it true.
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