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  1. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Growing numbers of urban dwellers switch on to convenience of carpools

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... which is not fair to drivers, even when we are doing good deeds," Li said. But increased carpooling may be inevitable, with the rapid development of highways and the continued practice ...

  2. Shanghai eases curbs on home purchases

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The latest easing comes a week after the city government sought to stimulate end-user demand by changing the definition of 'ordinary housing' to include more homes in the property deed tax ... qualify for preferential tax treatment or relaxing land sale policies. For example, Wuhu, in Anhui province, on February 9 announced a plan to waive a deed tax and subsidise some purchases ...

  3. Shanghai U-turn on second homes for non-locals

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... shortly afterwards. On February 9, Wuhu, in Anhui province, announced a plan to waive a deed tax and subsidise some home purchases, but it backtracked on the decision three days later. More than ...

  4. Taking a stand

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... deeds and skirts the fundamental problem, which is its outsized and unwarranted territorial claims. Beijing needs to rethink its policies, which are on the whole arrogant, belligerent ...

  5. Keeping the wolves away from the farm

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... as collateral to borrow money, extend farming or start businesses. By granting title deeds to poor farmers and shantytown dwellers, it is argued that their 'dead capital' is transformed ... Unless Beijing can enforce title deeds and protect farmers' rights, any large-scale reform will more likely expose them to abuse than benefit. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  6. Crunch time for new Old Summer Palace

    Posted Feb 19th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Brightness is a good deed to wipe away the disgrace from our country and people.' The project is estimated to cost 20 billion yuan and take five years to complete. But Mr Xu and his team have so ...

  7. Beijing shopkeeper stands her ground as eviction looms for Games clearance

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are not on medical insurance or social security. We need this shop.' The family bought a 37 square metre house on the site 60 years ago and expanded the dwelling to its present size in 1950. The deeds ...

  8. Whoever wins, Beijing will be willing to talk

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

    ... by the pro-independence Mr Chen's words and deeds and refuses to deal with him. Mr Chen, who is to step down in May, has infuriated the mainland by his classification of cross-strait relations as 'one ...

  9. Developer's 'soldiers' demolish Beijing family's longtime home

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The family claimed that Republican-era title deeds proved they owned the 138 rooms of the courtyard complex. But the house was taken over by the Communist Party during the Cultural Revolution ...

  10. Angry homeowners up in arms over developer delay

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... timetable and all owners would receive the deeds to their properties in 2008. ...




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