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  1. Closing the gate on floating population

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... to see anyone. Petitioners used to account for 70 per cent of the village's floating population during peak sensitivity periods, according to domestic media. Laosanyu's floating population was now more than 6,300 people, outnumbering the 660 residents almost 10 to one, village Communist Party secretary Wang Changxiang said. Locals live off the rent floaters pay rather than ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    China's cities narrow gap with West in global survey

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Lam

    ... will continue, according to Wealth-X, a global ultra-high-net-worth prospecting, intelligence and wealth due diligence firm. It said China's ultra-wealthy population would more than double by 2022. As its population shifts from the countryside into the cities, fast-growing urban centres are driving China's rise to the top of the global economic rankings. While most countries can boast ...

  3. Bigger, richer, stronger? Not always at the Games

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... expenditure per medal must be the lowest in the world. Looking at medals from a population basis, India has failed miserably. With a population of well over a billion, India's haul has been ... Then in Beijing in 2008, it finally got three medals (one gold and two bronzes). Another populous country, Mexico, hasn't fared much better either. With over 110 million people, it has produced only ...

  4. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Residents fear Hebei expressway will drive up house prices

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... population can be dispersed," he said. ...

  5. Capital tightening hukou system to limit migrants

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... if the authorities stuck to the targeted population. Despite the criticism of its discriminatory nature, the hukou system is increasingly used to control population growth, tame housing prices and restrict the number of cars in large cities. According to last year's census, migrants make up over one-third of Beijing's population. But thanks also to these young workers, the proportion ...

  6. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Beijing readies more curbs as prices resist policies

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... deposit on second-home mortgages to a record 70 per cent and banned single-person households from buying more than one residence. Beijing, the mainland's third-most populous city, is the only ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing will not 'exclude possibility' of H7N9 infections

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 11:59am by Ernest Kao

    ... largely concentrated in eastern China, Beijing was not “absolutely safe” from the virus, the Beijing Times reported. Beijing is still a heavily populated metropolis dealing with large flows ...

  8. News - China

    Beijing car buyers may be forced to reserve parking spaces

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 11:39am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government’s goal was to allow vehicle owners to be able to reach a parking spot on foot within 10 minutes. The number of vehicles in Beijing – which has a population of 20 million – reached five ...

  9. Beijing heritage bid to uproot 200,000

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... capital's population. A narrow, rugged concrete path leads to Gu's home at Liulisi hutong in Beijing's Dongcheng district. Facing south is the main building, a room measuring about 20 ... 2011 to 2030 in an effort to control the population. According to Dongcheng district party secretary Yang Liuyin, the plan will see 200,000 people moved out of central Beijing, ...

  10. China's position on Tibet

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... and religious power, and was the chief representative of the feudal serf owners. These serf owners, although accounting for less than 5 per cent of the population of Tibet, possessed most of the resources and wealth while the serfs and slaves, making up more than 95 per cent of the population, suffered destitution and exploitation, according to a white paper recently published by Beijing. ...




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