Fact: In China, as is many other places, people like to keep their stuff looking nice by making it look terrible; that is, by never removing that clear or blue plastic cling film that comes on brand new electronics and appliances.
Corresponding confession: I am the phantom that ranges throughout the world, pulling the film off other people's stuff. Seriously. I just stripped the film off the air conditioner in our hotel room. The school where I worked in Xi'an built a new center with a cling-filmed TV in every classroom. (Not a screen protector, the manufacturer's frosty white film on the black plastic frame around the screen) Within two weeks I had surruptitiously peeled the film off every single TV. Before that I was peeling film off TVs that were new three years ago. I consider myself a really uptight public servant. Shhh! Don't tell my secret.
That's the thing.