China’s property market has surged in recent years. After prices jumped 25 per cent in 2009 alone, the central government imposed austerity measures, including lending curbs, higher mortgage rates and restrictions on the number of homes each family can buy.
Have a chat with someone on the mainland and eventually the topic will turn to property.Tuesday, 15 January, 2013, 4:15am
Last week China Vanke, the country's biggest residential property developer, announced that home sales last month leapt an impressive 140 per cent compared with December 2011.14 Jan 2013 - 3:01am
New-home prices on the mainland have increased for a seventh month as buyers concerned that prices would surge again boosted sales, SouFun said.5 Jan 2013 - 7:16am
China’s home prices recorded their first year-on-year increase in nine months in December, an independent survey showed on Friday, but it said a huge rebound nationally was unlikely.
The cost of a new home in 100 major cities averaged 9,715 yuan (US$1,560) per square metre last month, up a marginal 0.03 per cent from December last year, the China Index Academy (CIA) said.4 Jan 2013 - 1:04pm
A Wuhan woman who owns property investments worth tens of millions of yuan chooses to spend her days as a street cleaner, in a bid to teach her children the virtues of hard work.3 Jan 2013 - 2:33pm
Home prices in major mainland cities rose steadily last month on improved demand, with analysts expecting the recovery to continue next year.19 Dec 2012 - 2:37am
The mainland housing market will pick up next year, and that will drive the overall economy, said Stephen Green, head of greater China research at Standard Chartered Bank.12 Dec 2012 - 2:58am
The chairman of Yuexiu Property, a Guangzhou-based developer, believes the mainland property market will improve in the second half of next year.
Lu Zhifeng said he was bullish on the property market in 2013. "The market conditions will remain challenging in the first half but I think the market will improve in the second half," Lu said.12 Dec 2012 - 2:58am
A Zhejiang court has ruled in favour of Wu Ying, a self-made billionaire convicted of defrauding investors in a 770 million yuan (HK$950.38 million) scheme, in relation to the unauthorised sale of some of her properties. The victory in the civil case is likely to help her repay the money owed to depositors.1 Dec 2012 - 3:07am
Beijing's statistics chief says people will be "more confident" about the nation's fourth-quarter economic growth with the release of October data today.
Ma Jiantang, speaking before the 18th party congress, did not elaborate, but Yi Gang, deputy governor of the People's Bank of China, said the fourth-quarter performance would be "relatively good".9 Nov 2012 - 3:59am
The Hangzhou local government has imposed new measures in an attempt to keep the lid on record-high prices paid for land sites and aid Beijing in its efforts to cool the property market.18 Oct 2012 - 4:47am
If you have no idea where Huzhou is, take a look on Google Maps and you will see it is a city in the northern part of the eastern province of Zhejiang.3 Oct 2012 - 4:37am