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Word of the Week: Panbi

Editor’s Note: The CDT Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon is a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to...

Property Investors Rush to “Mini-Hong Kong”

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...

Angola’s Chinese Built Ghost Town

China seems to have taken a symptom of their real-estate bubble with them in their continued investment in Africa. Over the last three years, state-owned China International Trust and Investment Corporation (中国中信集团公司) has built...

China Real-Estate Market Rebounds

China's real-estate market, after experiencing a 2-year recession, appears to be warming up again. The bounce has temporarily eased both domestic and international concerns over China’s slowing economy. From Bob Davis and...

Bear in a China Shop

Against a swelling chorus of bearism, Arthur Kroeber argues that China is likely to continue its economic ascent. But, he writes, although “China will likely surpass the United States as the world’s top economy … until it...

Pressure Building on China’s Property Sector

The Wall Street Journal’s Tom Orlik emerges from the financial weeds and writes that official government data glosses over a growing mountain of liabilities weighing on China’s publicly listed property developers...



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