March 29, 1989 |
The Japanese electronics industry is concerned about what it feels may be U.S. protectionist moves against the fast pace of high-definition television development in Japan and Europe. Japan is reportedly leading Western countries in research and development of HDTV, deemed to be the television technology of the 1990s, and has already proposed setting up international unified standards on an HDTV system. Japanese electronics industry officials say they are worried that a recent U.S.
November 11, 1990 |
It's no accident that Dutch delftware pottery resembles late Ming Dynasty porcelain. The Netherlands' pottery industry began in the early 17th Century after Dutch traders brought floral-patterned, blue-and-white porcelain from China. Initially, Dutch potters found it difficult to duplicate the fine Chinese porcelain. The Chinese used white clay to obtain a fine, thin, translucent quality, and Dutch potters were limited to their native gray-brown, somewhat sandy earth.