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Urban Geography

Office rents in Beijing slip as tight supply eases

BEIJING office rents and sale prices are falling, easing the tight supply which has plagued the market for the past five years, a report by property consultancy First Pacific Davies says.

Tuesday, 13 February, 1996, 12:00am

Beijing in rethink on contracts

BEIJING is considering re-appraising foreign invested contracts worth US$30 million (HK$231.75 million) or less which have already been approved by regional governments.

The move, being drafted by three central government ministries, is aimed at preventing companies rushing to register projects and sign contracts to qualify for import tariff exemptions.

9 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

New ideas needed on urban renewal

IN the consultation paper on urban renewal issued last week by the Administration, we were told that urban renewal is a resource-intensive and time-consuming process.

This is because it not only involves the replacement or renovation of obsolete buildings, but also the development of supporting infrastructure such as roads, utility supplies and sewage treatment facilities.

27 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Savings up

BANK savings deposits by urban and rural Beijing residents overshot the 100 billion yuan (about HK$93.16 billion) mark to reach 100.7 billion yuan by the end of June this year.

The figure represents an increase of 15.39 billion yuan over the beginning of this year, which was 4.1 billion yuan more than the previous annual record rise.

18 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Shops go on strike in row over fees

SHOPKEEPERS in a southern suburb of Beijing staged a seven-day strike to protest against illegal fees, and managed to win partial concessions from the authorities, a Chinese newspaper reported yesterday.

24 Mar 1994 - 12:00am