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  1. News - China - HOUSING

    Too early to loosen curbs on property, says China's Premier Wen Jiabao

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing No relaxation of controls on property Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday it was too early to loosen curbs on speculative property investment, state media ... that Beijing was studying new measures to beef up controls in the property sector, amid signs housing prices were bouncing back. New home prices in 50 out of 70 cities tracked by the government ...

  2. Foes, allies find fault in property bill

    Posted Dec 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Supporters and opponents of property rights legislation have criticised a controversial bill being reviewed by the mainland's top legislators for a record seventh time. ... assets that is enshrined in the constitution. The committee's annual session would end on Friday when it was expected to recommend the draft property law be presented to the NPC for a vote ...

  3. Soho China seeks opportunities in Taiwan

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Soho China, a Beijing commercial property developer, has expressed interest in shopping centre and hotel projects in Taiwan after a four-day visit to the island by the company's chairman last month. Soho China chairman Pan Shiyi said yesterday that Taiwan's residential property market was less attractive as it had been saturated. 'The quality is good ...

  4. Property rights clear hurdle

    Posted Dec 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... called for private property rights to be formally enshrined in the constitution as China makes its transition to a market-based economy. The amendment concerning the 'Theory of the Three ... Staff Reporter Draft amendments to the national constitution enshrining protection of private property and human rights cleared another hurdle yesterday. They were approved by the Standing ...

  5. Scouting trip by mainland tycoons points to Taiwan property boom

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... the market potential in Taiwan high compared with other areas. 'Of the property market within the Asia-Pacific region and the greater China area, Taiwan's has the highest potential,' ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Nine mainland property tycoons have arrived in Taiwan for a four-day visit, fuelling expectations of a 100 per cent growth in property transactions this year. ...

  6. Closing the 'one country, two systems' gap

    Posted Jul 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... The market economy increasingly holds sway in China, and a law to protect private property has just been passed. China disguises these changes by calling its system 'socialism with Chinese ... for a resolution of the Hong Kong issue Beijing decided to apply it first to Hong Kong. So, what did China have in mind originally? On January 1, 1979, when the United States and China formally recognised ...

  7. Odd proposals

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... revenue source in cities Liu Kegu, CPPCC delegate and a former vice-president of China Development Bank, proposed making property tax the main source of tax income in developed areas, the Beijing ... Use space in public buildings for car parks National People's Congress deputy and property developer Clifford Pang suggested that government institutions should provide car parking ...

  8. Finding a balance for left and right

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi China's latest property reforms seek to secure the middle ground, say analysts China's administration is walking a fine line between left and right, as the annual ... that the leadership's embrace of capitalist growth had spawned a dangerous mix of rampant corruption, unemployment, a yawning wealth gap and potential social unrest. The Property Law, which aims to protect ...

  9. For the first time, the law is supreme in China

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The passing of constitutional amendments by the National People's Congress on March 14 was a major step by China in becoming an open society that protects the rights of its citizens. At the press conference held by Premier Wen Jiabao afterwards, a German journalist asked: 'Mr Premier, although the constitution has now been changed so that private property rights and human ...

  10. Graft-fighters turn spotlight on dodgy property deals

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The Communist Party has targeted property-related corruption for the first time as its top anti-graft agency began a three-day annual meeting to map out this year's key missions. Officials who are involved in dodgy property deals, including flat hoarding and buying flats at below market prices, will be the main target of this year's ...




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