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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Property and tax laws pass with few dissenters

    Posted Mar 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for private and state-owned property, and approved amendments to the tax law unifying the corporate tax rate at 25 per cent. The Property Law sailed through the national legislature with only 52 ... draft laws. For example, the Property Law now states that property owners will be able to request restoration of, and not just reparation for, damaged property, and owners of contaminated ...

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

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

    ... 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,' Mr Liu said. He ... 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. The tycoons, led by Liu ...

  6. Controversial property law cleared to go before NPC

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang The controversial property law and legislation to unify taxes on domestic and overseas companies yesterday were given the all-clear to be presented to the annual plenary session ... insisted the controversial property law complied with the constitution, despite claims from critics that it was 'unconstitutional'. The committee also said lifting the income tax rate ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Handover year puts China to test

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The first objective is to ensure social harmony - China's perennial top priority. Expect measures to promote domestic consumption and to curb the increase in property speculation that has ... Will the China of tomorrow look anything like the China of today? Unlikely, but the differences will be subject to wide interpretation. Many Western observers view recent economic ...

  10. Chongqing to impose controversial flat tax

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo Chongqing will impose a tax on high-end properties to curb speculation in the real estate market and contain surging prices, according to state media. The municipal government ... the lead in imposing the long-anticipated property tax, a measure partly designed to contain rocketing property prices. Chongqing mayor Huang Qifan previously said that the tax would apply ...




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