The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 27, 2015
At The New York Times, Ian Johnson talks to Luigi Tomba of the Australian National University...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 17, 2014
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
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 Josh Rudolph | Jul 25, 2013
AP reports that Wu Hongfei, singer for the Beijing-based rock outfit Happy Avenue (幸福大街), has been detained for comments that she posted on her Weibo account: Police have detained an activist singer who wrote that she wanted to...
by Natalie Ornell | Jun 30, 2013
Xinhua reports that a top auditor in China found that 5.8 billion yuan (US$943 million) for low-income housing had been embezzled in the past year: The goal of the project construction was reached as governmentshave allocated...
by Melissa M. Chan | Dec 18, 2011
In November, home prices in China continued to drop for the second consecutive month. Despite the government’s claims it was regulating the housing market, homes in over 70 cities saw the drop. The Wall Street Journal reports:...
by victoriawu | Apr 13, 2011
Property speculation has long been a problem in Chinese housing markets. Now Chinese investors are also trending towards buying property overseas. From Reuters: Stifled by a clampdown on property speculation at home, cash-rich...
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...
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