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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - C-SUITE

    Ownership reform will allow Cofco Land to become a global firm, chairman says

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:29pm by Langi Chiang

    ... will these reforms benefit Cofco Land? A: The government’s pledge to let the market play a decisive role in allocating resources will speed up healthy development of the property industry. Cofco Group is one ... practice. Q: Can you elaborate on the mixed-ownership reform you just mentioned? A: Cofco Land is a red-chip company [a firm that is incorporated outside the mainland and listed in Hong Kong]. We ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China's VAT reform to impact developers in cooling market

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Langi Chiang

    ... pending reforms include property-related taxes such as a punitive levy against multiple home owners. The Cofco Land executive also expressed concern over the cash-flow impact as developers would ... and Wanda, carried out a simulation on sample projects and concluded the tax reform would be a negative for the company. Cofco Land's estimate is based on a value added tax rate of 11 per cent ...

  3. News - China Insider - URBANISATION

    Report points to local opposition to Beijing’s land reform efforts

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 01:41pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com The Communist Party is unlikely to introduce breakthrough land reform measures at a key party conference in November which would make more rural ... Land reform is controversial as local governments have often turned to land sales to replenish their empty coffers. With massive debts amounting to 20 trillion yuan, according to one recent ...

  4. News - China - REFORM

    Senior leader appeals for unity over reform plan

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 04:03pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... A document released by the Communist Party following the conclave of its senior leaders promised land and residence registration reforms needed to boost China’s urban population and allow its ... People's Congress has appealed to members of the ruling Communist Party to unite around a key reform plan and shoulder the “historic” responsibility of making sure it is followed through, state ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Short-term pain ahead as China pushes on with economic reforms

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:53pm by DAVID LIAO

    ... challenges. The government has the resources to avoid a hard landing, but delaying reforms would in itself pose a risk to the long-term health of the economy. The time frame for significant reforms ... David Liao David Liao says market must play bigger role as maintaining status quo would threaten prosperity Short-term pain ahead as China pushes on with difficult phase of economic reform ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Barack Obama delays United States immigration reform as mid-term polls loom

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:30am by AP

    ... him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could have shielded millions of people from deportation. Immigration reform advocates criticised Obama after White House officials said ... and we are bitterly disappointed in the Senate Democrats," said Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice. "We advocates didn't make the reform promise; we just made ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's hukou reform plans will improve the lot of millions, over time

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by WINSTON MOK

    ... Winston Mok Winston Mok says it may take a generation for many rural migrants to see genuine equality China's hukou reform plans will improve the lives of millions of workers, over time Under a just-announced proposal in China's ongoing huko u reform, the country's 900 million rural residents will no longer be designated as such. While their lives ...

  8. Business - Economy - CHINA

    World Bank-State Council study urges priority on China land reforms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:29am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Report lists six key issues in mainland push to have 60pc of population live in urban areas Study urges priority on land reforms Beijing must put land reforms at the top of its agenda to turn more rural people into city dwellers, a joint study on the mainland's new urbanisation model launched by the World Bank ...

  9. Benefits of land-transfer experiment slow to take root

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... at rural land reform. Some farmers regret 'leasing' properties for meagre rents Every day, Yu Xueyang, a 59-year-old farmer from Qilin village in Chongqing's Shijie county, can look ... could reverse the mainland's land-division reforms implemented 30 years ago Size of rural population: 737m Number of migrant workers: 131.81m Size of arable land: 121.7m ha Official bottom ...

  10. A daring experiment that reaped rewards

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... away from them after the first land reform in the 1950s. However, Mr Wang, who was promoted to central government think-tanks as a rural policy adviser in the late 1980s, insisted land ... Josephine Ma Wang Yuzhao, 82, witnessed first hand the daring experiment by Xiaogang villagers 30 years ago and gave his support to their new system of land division. The former head ...




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