Authorities in Shanghai have recently cracked down on rumors of tightening real estate...
by Natalie Ornell | Aug 10, 2013
Government efforts to urbanize China's population by building new towns are failing due to a lack of local jobs; one of the many newly constructed towns, Tieling, remains empty because residents cannot find employment: Urban...
by Mengyu Dong | Aug 4, 2012
Residential property prices in Qianhai, an economic development zone near Hong Kong, has partly surpassed those of Shenzhen, generating debate over the effectiveness of the government’s economic stimulus plan, as well as the...
by Melissa M. Chan | Dec 6, 2011
Amid growing concerns about the economy and the collapse of the Euro, there are added worries that China’s campaign to deflate housing prices will go too far. While Beijing has eased credit policies to regulate inflation,...
by Scott Greene | Nov 11, 2011
The Chinese government hiked interest rates and tightened limits on bank lending and mortgage availability in an effort to tame inflation and prevent a stimulus-induced housing bubble from bursting, and The New York Times notes...
by Sandra Severdia | Oct 17, 2011
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...
by cdtstaff | Mar 30, 2011
Exorbitant housing prices have long been both a social and political problem in China. The central government has placed regulating the housing market as a top priority. Beijing, following the lead of other Chinese cities, is...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 9, 2011
The Chinese government has announced plans to build affordable housing to help calm the surging property market. From the Guardian: China will spend nearly $200bn (£123bn) on the scheme, part of plans to build 36m low-cost homes...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 29, 2010
ChinaGeeks translates a candid article from China Youth Daily about the housing crisis and corruption: Housing is meant to be a one of the basic necessities of life, but at present it has become a very common problem. If the...
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