The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 27, 2015
At The New York Times, Ian Johnson talks to Luigi Tomba of the Australian National University...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 2, 2012
Reuters investigates Beijing's progress in increasing the country's supply of affordable accommodation: To gauge the status of the scheme, Reuters visited a dozen building sites in the dusty city of Shijiazhuang south of...
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, they...
by Melissa M. Chan | Oct 16, 2011
The recent boom in Hong Kong housing prices led to the discontent and frustration of many families. The government now plans to make thousands of homes available to lower income families by reinstating a revision of a housing...
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 | 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...
by Paulina Hartono | Dec 5, 2008
The possibility for social unrest in China could arise as a result of the conflict between the state's property prerogatives and citizens' housing interests. From Stephanie Ho of Voice of America News: Forty-two-year-old Gao...
by Lisa Pickoff-White | Mar 13, 2008
The National People’s Congress proposed creating a new Ministry of Housing and Construction as part of a ministry reshuffle. It would be the first ministry that specifically looks at housing needs. The new ministry would...
by Mo Ming | Oct 30, 2006
On May 17, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao announced a six point plan intended to make it easier for the average urban family to find housing. It called for: (1) more maller-sized units, (2) macro-control using tax, credit, and land policies, (3) fewer forced relocations, (4) a more orderly market, (5) more rental and low-income housing, […]
by Mo Ming | Jun 1, 2006
From The Associated Press: China has banned the use of new land for luxury villas and will tighten scrutiny of banks’ lending practices, expanding a campaign to rein in a building boom and cool economic growth, state media reported Thursday. Measures issued by the Ministry of Land and Resources also call on local officials to […]
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