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  1. Beijing urged to ease curbs on luxury housing

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com The country's top political advisory body has urged the government to relax curbs on luxury property in first-tier cities in order to maintain strong ... but the decline in prices had slowed. In 15 cities, prices remained flat or increased slightly. David Ji Yanxun, head of research at real estate adviser DTZ, said: 'It's not a good time to relax ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - Beijing

    Beijing's high-end property market continues to grow

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Stable demand from local luxury home buyers in Beijing may continue to help the capital city's top-end property market grow steadily this year despite the government's ongoing ... there is a good school around for their kids. Analysts and property developers expect demand for top-end apartments and villas in Beijing to remain stable this year, while prices may increase ...

  3. Luxury tax hurts growth

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... for the government to redistribute some of the nation's wealth. 'The tax on luxury goods indicates the government's attitude towards luxury goods consumption, particularly competition among ... Peter Goff The Beijing government recently slapped a luxury tax on golf clubs and balls as part of the efforts to close the nation's yawning wealth gap, but golfers are critical ...

  4. New curbs hit Beijing's luxury sector

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... complaining. Analysts say the recently announced policies restricting property purchases by foreigners would have a big impact on the luxury residential market, where most buyers are foreigners. Last ... Yin, the general manager of Beijing Yintai Property, the developer of the Beijing Yintai Centre, said: 'If developers meet the requirements of the market, they will get good sales. If not, ...

  5. Luxury Homes in Beijing

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... North Road Tel: Rita Seck +8610-8450-6300 www.bjriviera.com One of the best known of the villa developments, with good quality houses, this place is very popular with expatriates. Beijing ...

  6. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... to distribute as gifts is strictly banned this year. From an environmental perspective, it seems the Communist Party this year could save a lot of trees. Good job, Mr President Xi Jinping! But while Xi ...

  7. Harvesting rewards of the good life

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Administration in 1983 and began to work in various luxury hotels the following year. Mr Lu quit his hotel job in the early 1990s and started work as a well-paid construction project manager. But he grew ... of berries. A good harvest does not necessarily lead to achieving high yields of high quality berries as raspberries are extremely fragile and perishable. The berry has to be hand picked and sold ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Will the dealmakers go to Shanghai's financial centre?

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com International financial executives will need good reasons to travel to Shanghai, with Beijing already a more important destination for them Will the dealmakers go to Shanghai's financial centre? How can Shanghai get ready to be a financial centre by 2020? We've talked about world-class infrastructure, freedom of capital flows, ...

  9. Downturn will not hurt us, says top car dealer

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... customers' demand for super-luxury cars has remained strong. However, sales of other luxury goods are softening amid an increasingly uncertain global economy. The dealer, which sells luxury brands ... Roll, which was previously in the animation business, ventured into the luxury-goods industry in June 2008 when it acquired two high-end car dealership companies in Beijing. It then went ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Beijing's good legal news turns out to be fake news

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 08:03am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Navigation: China abroad  |  China at home  |  Chinese media Even People's Daily ran with  this Beijing Youth Daily story that a Beijing court sentenced 10 people to prison for involvement in the illegal but widespread act of interceptin ...




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