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  1. Comment - Blogs

    More property buying tips in China

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 01:08pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... and houses and buildings. Cities often bough the rural land and converted it to urban use, but often did not buy the buildings. Dillon explains how these and the land underneath them became urban ...

  2. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about economic stimulus in China again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... target The government also pledged to renovate more shanty towns as part of efforts to boost housing supply for the poor and migrant workers. Railway construction, particularly in the poorer ...

  3. News - China

    Housing plan faces corruption threat, warns state media

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 09:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... A high-profile effort by the Chinese government to build affordable houses for the millions priced-out of the country’s property market is marred by official corruption, state run media said on Saturday. China in 2010 launched a massive “affordable housing” drive as part of an effort to defuse widespread discontent about the country’s house prices, which have skyrocketed over ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US, China play with fire by manipulating housing prices

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by ANDY XIE

    ... Andy Xie Andy Xie says attempts by the US and China to control housing prices - to try to revive the market in one case, and prevent a crash in the other - will only lead to another crisis ... of financing a property purchase to a new low. The US housing market is reviving. And the liquidity buzz is pushing stocks to record highs. Fearing that markets may bubble up too quickly, the Fed ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China

    China housing prices forecast to grow 5pc through 2025, says report

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... by 2025, up 105.16 per cent compared to the price in 2011, according to Jefferies Hong Kong. The average home price in 2011 was 4,993 yuan per sq metre. China's average residential housing price dovetails with the nation's gross domestic product figure, said Christie Ju, an equities research analyst at Jefferies, in a research report released last month. Historically, housing ...

  6. News - China

    China to start building 6m homes next year

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com Minister promises six millions new public homes China may start building as many as six million new government-subsidised flats next year, Housing ... The building push is part of Beijing's five-year plan to build 36 million units of public housing by 2016. The government started construction of 10 million homes last year and more than seven ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - EQUITIES

    Global fund houses mull shift in China strategy

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen, Jeanny Yu

    ... George Chen and Jeanny Yu Institutional investors worry over uncertain outlook, with GE Asset Management weighing closure of Shanghai office after key staff quit Global funds mull shift in China strategy Global asset firms mull shift in China strategy Glo ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND CHINA

    Seniors housing investment in China holds risks

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... for the elderly on the mainland is risky at present, but challenges can be mitigated in part by careful planning, says international property consultant CBRE. In its latest report on housing ... The report makes recommendations for investing in the vast but undeveloped industry, and being a first-mover is high among priorities. "The lack of regulations covering the senior housing market ...

  9. House built to imprison blind activist

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Shandong authorities, who have kept blind activist Chen Guangcheng under house arrest since his release from jail a year ago, have built a house in his village ... Chen and his wife Yuan Weijing into the purpose-built house surrounded by a high wall at the south of Dongshigu village, Linyi, where they can be kept under closer watch by security agents. She ...

  10. China must get their house in order: top official

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Macau kinwa.chan@scmp.com A top official warned China's women may not be able to qualify for next year's Olympic Games after watching the team's performance in Macau. Wei Jizhong, president of the sport's world body, the ...




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