Chinese appliances brands are gaining a greater hold in the Korean market, thanks to their lower prices and improving quality, South Korean media (in Chinese) are reporting.

According to the reports, the smartphone launch by Chinese tech giant Xiaomi in 2014 has served to change the stereotype that Chinese electronics products are shoddy and dangerous.

Chinese household appliances, TV and washing machines in particular, have received rave reviews in Korea; Xiaomi power banks even gained a market share of more than 60% for their neat appearance and outstanding performance, according to the country’s electronics retailer Lotte Himart.

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Sheila Yu

Sheila Yu is a Shanghai-based technology writer. She brings readers the biggest news from Chinese language tech media. Reach her at sheila@technode.com.