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China’s Real Estate Bubble, and Hopes for Democracy

For CBS’ 60 Minutes, Lesley Stahl visits China to investigate the “largest housing bubble in human history” and explore ghost cities, such as Ordos, Inner Mongolia, and housing and shopping developments that...

China's New Unofficial Currency: Panbi(潘币)

As Steve Jobs’ death triggered enormous reactions from Chinese netizens, the Beijing real estate tycoon Pan Shiyi has also joined the wave by posting the following tweet on his microblog: @Pan Shiyi: Apple’s board of directors...

Zhang Xin and Pan Shiyi: Beijing’s It-couple

From The Times: It’s Sunday night in Beijing, and a private lift sweeps me up to the 32nd-floor penthouse of Jianwai Soho tower: the family apartment of Zhang Xin and Pan Shiyi, China’s most visible and flamboyant property...

Cursing Comments Forced Celebrities to Shut Down Blogs – Josie Liu’s blog

In a wave, celebrities are shutting down blogs, to shy away from foul language. Will this “embolden” the government in cleaning up the Internet? From Josie Liu’s blog (photo: Beijing real estate tycoon Pan Shiyi, via Josie Liu’s blog): In a recent blog entry, famous real estate entrepreneur Pan Shiyi (ÊΩòÁü≥±π) called on blog readers […]

Together with Migrants: Chinese Contemporary Art and Social Criticism – NY Arts

NY Arts Magazine has a feature story about the Together with Migrants festival held this past summer in Beijing: Hundreds of migrant laborers packed the exhibition hall at Jianwai SOHO provided by culture-savvy real-estate magnate Pan Shiyi. Many dressed in their finest attire, especially the young ones who aimed to show the assembled hordes of […]

Zha Jianying: The Turtles

The New Yorker has an article, titled the Turtles, which has no web link, about Beijing real estate tycoons Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin. Sam Crane has an interesting post about the article on his blog Useless Tree.

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