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  1. News - China

    Housing plan faces corruption threat, warns state media

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 09:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... A high-profile effort by the Chinese government to build affordable houses for the millions priced-out of the country’s property market is marred by official corruption, state run media said on Saturday. China in 2010 launched a massive “affordable housing” drive as part of an effort to defuse widespread discontent about the country’s house prices, which have skyrocketed over ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND CHINA

    Seniors housing investment in China holds risks

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... for the elderly on the mainland is risky at present, but challenges can be mitigated in part by careful planning, says international property consultant CBRE. In its latest report on housing ... The report makes recommendations for investing in the vast but undeveloped industry, and being a first-mover is high among priorities. "The lack of regulations covering the senior housing market ...

  3. What hope for aspiring homebuyers?

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... national urban incomes rose 9.6 per cent. Beijing has pledged to ensure a supply of affordable housing to urban dwellers and rein in runaway prices by controlling loans and land supply, as well ... A fierce debate has erupted over China's surging property prices, making basic housing unaffordable to the masses. The media has churned out articles almost daily attacking ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's high-speed rail network carries burden of being safe and affordable

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... to ensuring trains run smoothly. Tickets have to be made more affordable; until that time, slower train services have to continue in parallel. So symbolic a venture requires determination. At no time ... already been attained, but there is no more visible proof of ambitions than high-speed rail; every effort has to be made to ensure it is affordable, efficient, on time and above all, safe. ...

  5. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about economic stimulus in China again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... target The government also pledged to renovate more shanty towns as part of efforts to boost housing supply for the poor and migrant workers. Railway construction, particularly in the poorer ...

  6. World cannot afford a repeat of this travesty

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to reconcile conflicting agendas. If the science of global warming and climate change is right, the world cannot afford a repeat of this travesty of meaningful negotiations. The blame game for the near ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    More property buying tips in China

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 01:08pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... and houses and buildings. Cities often bough the rural land and converted it to urban use, but often did not buy the buildings. Dillon explains how these and the land underneath them became urban ...

  8. Can China really afford its space ambitions?

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to wonder if, at the moment, this is a project China can really afford. ...

  9. Mainland campuses: close, familiar and affordable

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Not all students wishing to further their studies outside Hong Kong want to travel too far from home, writes Michael Taylor MOST HONG KONG students furthering their studies in the mainland have traditionally done so more out of necessity than choice. The ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US, China play with fire by manipulating housing prices

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by ANDY XIE

    ... Andy Xie Andy Xie says attempts by the US and China to control housing prices - to try to revive the market in one case, and prevent a crash in the other - will only lead to another crisis ... of financing a property purchase to a new low. The US housing market is reviving. And the liquidity buzz is pushing stocks to record highs. Fearing that markets may bubble up too quickly, the Fed ...




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