Zheng Yangpeng

Zheng Yangpeng is a business reporter at the Post, covering China property, banking and finance. He previously worked for China Daily, joining the Post in 2016. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Communication from Peking University, and a Master's Degree in Global Business Journalism from Tsinghua University.
Zheng Yangpeng
Zheng Yangpeng is a business reporter at the Post, covering China property, banking and finance. He previously worked for China Daily, joining the Post in 2016. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Communication from Peking University, and a Master's Degree in Global Business Journalism from Tsinghua University.

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Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and Chinese mall operator Grandjoy to kick off China’s first listed real estate trust

The pilot programme will allow individual investors to buy shares in rent-yielding properties in China for the first time

19 Apr 2019 - 8:00AM

The pilot programme will allow individual investors to buy shares in rent-yielding properties in China for the first time

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and Chinese mall operator Grandjoy to kick off China’s first listed real estate trust
Loss aversion angst grips Chinese developers as Australian housing market fades

As home prices end a six-year rise, Chinese developers face difficult choice in whether to cut losses, or wait for eventual market recovery.

17 Apr 2019 - 1:29PM

As home prices end a six-year rise, Chinese developers face difficult choice in whether to cut losses, or wait for eventual market recovery.

Loss aversion angst grips Chinese developers as Australian housing market fades
China’s smaller cities have modest rebound in March as homebuyers return, snapping a four-month deceleration in prices

Price of new homes rose in 65 of the 70 cities covered, a big jump from 57 in February, and the pickup in prices was most apparent in the smaller, far-flung cities.

16 Apr 2019 - 10:35PM

Price of new homes rose in 65 of the 70 cities covered, a big jump from 57 in February, and the pickup in prices was most apparent in the smaller, far-flung cities.

China’s smaller cities have modest rebound in March as homebuyers return, snapping a four-month deceleration in prices
China's land auction premiums rebound as credit taps reopen to developers

The residential land price premium rose to 23.7 per cent in March, up from 10 per cent in February, according to property consultancy China Index Academy.

12 Apr 2019 - 12:33PM

The residential land price premium rose to 23.7 per cent in March, up from 10 per cent in February, according to property consultancy China Index Academy.

China's land auction premiums rebound as credit taps reopen to developers
Explainer | What does China’s move to relax residency curbs mean for the property sector?

The new policy will effectively relax home buying curbs in 33 cities, according to Nomura.

11 Apr 2019 - 7:48AM

The new policy will effectively relax home buying curbs in 33 cities, according to Nomura.

What does China’s move to relax residency curbs mean for the property sector?
Soho China wins libel case against Chinese blogger for claiming that its Zaha Hadid-designed Wangjing project is bad feng shui

The company that operated the blog “S. Shengunju. S” was ordered to pay Soho China 200,000 yuan in damages by a district court in Beijing

10 Apr 2019 - 8:30PM

The company that operated the blog “S. Shengunju. S” was ordered to pay Soho China 200,000 yuan in damages by a district court in Beijing

Soho China wins libel case against Chinese blogger for claiming that its Zaha Hadid-designed Wangjing project is bad feng shui
Hong Kong’s real estate bull market regains its pace, as sales value of city’s subsidised homes soars to 22-year high

A total of 447 pre-owned homes built under the Home Ownership Scheme were sold in March for a combined value of HK$2.41 billion, the highest in 22 years

9 Apr 2019 - 11:31PM

A total of 447 pre-owned homes built under the Home Ownership Scheme were sold in March for a combined value of HK$2.41 billion, the highest in 22 years

Hong Kong’s real estate bull market regains its pace, as sales value of city’s subsidised homes soars to 22-year high
Home sales rise by 64.3 per cent in Chongqing, the barometer of China’s national market

The sales of new homes in Chongqing in southwest China jumped by 64.3 per cent between March and February, according to consultancy Cric. It had recorded a cooling in its property market in the second half of 2018.

9 Apr 2019 - 7:30PM

The sales of new homes in Chongqing in southwest China jumped by 64.3 per cent between March and February, according to consultancy Cric. It had recorded a cooling in its property market in the second half of 2018.

Home sales rise by 64.3 per cent in Chongqing, the barometer of China’s national market
Explainer | Which city within the Greater Bay Area should Hong Kong’s residents consider for real estate investment?

For all the publicity and government commitment lavished on the Greater Bay Area (GBA), the nine cities in southern China adjoining Hong Kong and Macau actually offer limited investment opportunities and upside for the city’s residents.

8 Apr 2019 - 11:13PM

For all the publicity and government commitment lavished on the Greater Bay Area (GBA), the nine cities in southern China adjoining Hong Kong and Macau actually offer limited investment opportunities and upside for the city’s residents.

Which city within the Greater Bay Area should Hong Kong’s residents consider for real estate investment?
Green shoots of recovery in China’s property market but don’t pop the champagne yet, caution market observers

Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen all reported sizeable growth in sales of pre-owned homes, as did 23 listed developers who saw sales jump 26 per cent in March.

5 Apr 2019 - 9:31PM

Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen all reported sizeable growth in sales of pre-owned homes, as did 23 listed developers who saw sales jump 26 per cent in March.

Green shoots of recovery in China’s property market but don’t pop the champagne yet, caution market observers
Hong Kong-listed Prada joins luxury brands in lowering prices in China

Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton cut prices by 3 per cent to reflect lower VAT

4 Apr 2019 - 7:00AM

Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton cut prices by 3 per cent to reflect lower VAT

Hong Kong-listed Prada joins luxury brands in lowering prices in China
Brookfield in talks to buy Shanghai property for US$2 billion even amid China-Canada spat after Meng Wanzhou’s arrest

The US$2 billion deal could become the second largest commercial property transaction in China by a foreign investor.

4 Apr 2019 - 8:56PM

The US$2 billion deal could become the second largest commercial property transaction in China by a foreign investor.

Brookfield in talks to buy Shanghai property for US$2 billion even amid China-Canada spat after Meng Wanzhou’s arrest
Not ‘typical foreigners’, says Raffles chairman as Singapore hospital operator bets big on China market

Patience is key to international companies cracking China’s health care market, the world’s second-largest, says Dr. Loo Choon Yong, chairman of Singapore-based Raffles Medical Group.

25 Mar 2019 - 5:52PM

Patience is key to international companies cracking China’s health care market, the world’s second-largest, says Dr. Loo Choon Yong, chairman of Singapore-based Raffles Medical Group.

Not ‘typical foreigners’, says Raffles chairman as Singapore hospital operator bets big on China market
China’s property developers change tack as single women emerge as new buyers
  • More mainland women are opting to purchase a home before marriage
22 Mar 2019 - 9:22AM
  • More mainland women are opting to purchase a home before marriage
China’s property developers change tack as single women emerge as new buyers
Tahoe, Chinese developer at biggest risk of default, tries to offload a dozen projects to ease liquidity stress

Tahoe Group is seeking to sell 12 development projects it paid at least 40 billion yuan for in the last two years.

21 Mar 2019 - 10:50PM

Tahoe Group is seeking to sell 12 development projects it paid at least 40 billion yuan for in the last two years.

Tahoe, Chinese developer at biggest risk of default, tries to offload a dozen projects to ease liquidity stress
China’s middle class stress over debt payments as unemployment hits two-year high

China’s unemployment rate jumped to 5.3 per cent in January and February, while household debt now makes up 52 per cent of gross domestic product.

21 Mar 2019 - 7:00AM

China’s unemployment rate jumped to 5.3 per cent in January and February, while household debt now makes up 52 per cent of gross domestic product.

China’s middle class stress over debt payments as unemployment hits two-year high
China Overseas Land & Investment bets on demand in top cities even as earnings miss estimates

China Overseas Land & Investment, Guangzhou R&F and Agile Group Holdings’ revenues and profits fall short of analysts’ expectations

20 Mar 2019 - 7:04PM

China Overseas Land & Investment, Guangzhou R&F and Agile Group Holdings’ revenues and profits fall short of analysts’ expectations

China Overseas Land & Investment bets on demand in top cities even as earnings miss estimates
China’s first-home buyers, desperate to get on the property ladder, are hoodwinked into signing away their recourse rights

Buyers are asked to sign agreements promising they won’t complain in the event their new home is not up to scratch.

20 Mar 2019 - 8:38AM

Buyers are asked to sign agreements promising they won’t complain in the event their new home is not up to scratch.

China’s first-home buyers, desperate to get on the property ladder, are hoodwinked into signing away their recourse rights
Future of property market lies in China’s small cities, Country Garden chairman says as company’s 2018 core profit beats estimates

The developer’s core profit rose 38.2 per cent in 2018, against a 126 per cent spike in 2017

18 Mar 2019 - 10:46PM

The developer’s core profit rose 38.2 per cent in 2018, against a 126 per cent spike in 2017

Future of property market lies in China’s small cities, Country Garden chairman says as company’s 2018 core profit beats estimates
China new home prices grew at their slowest pace in 10 months in February, but property market expected to bottom out

Prices of new homes in mainland China grew at their slowest pace in 10 months in February, especially in smaller cities, according to the country’s National Bureau of Statistics.

15 Mar 2019 - 10:29PM

Prices of new homes in mainland China grew at their slowest pace in 10 months in February, especially in smaller cities, according to the country’s National Bureau of Statistics.

China new home prices grew at their slowest pace in 10 months in February, but property market expected to bottom out
Hong Kong slips to 22nd spot globally in home price inflation as property curbs bite, survey finds

Hong Kong tumbles from the world’s hottest market as home price gains ease to 5.8 per cent last year, according to Knight Frank’s global index.

15 Mar 2019 - 10:29PM

Hong Kong tumbles from the world’s hottest market as home price gains ease to 5.8 per cent last year, according to Knight Frank’s global index.

Hong Kong slips to 22nd spot globally in home price inflation as property curbs bite, survey finds
After rebel Chinese city’s property-easing curbs comes its generous offer of subsidies as Beijing hints at policy change

Rural residents will get a subsidy of US$45 per square metre if they buy a flat in Heze’s towns

14 Mar 2019 - 8:25PM

Rural residents will get a subsidy of US$45 per square metre if they buy a flat in Heze’s towns

After rebel Chinese city’s property-easing curbs comes its generous offer of subsidies as Beijing hints at policy change
China has the largest number of property billionaires, as decades of economic growth fuelled urbanisation and demand for a roof over every head

China has 108 dollar-denominated property billionaires, according to Hurun’s 2019 list, led by Evergrande’s chairman Hui Ka-yan, with US$37 billion in estimated wealth.

14 Mar 2019 - 5:01AM

China has 108 dollar-denominated property billionaires, according to Hurun’s 2019 list, led by Evergrande’s chairman Hui Ka-yan, with US$37 billion in estimated wealth.

China has the largest number of property billionaires, as decades of economic growth fuelled urbanisation and demand for a roof over every head
It’s what they didn’t say – phrases dropped from ‘two sessions’ point to easing of China’s property curbs, according to analysts

No mention of Xi Jinping’s famous ‘houses are for living in, not for speculation’ in Government Work Report signals policy change, say analysts.

12 Mar 2019 - 7:26PM

No mention of Xi Jinping’s famous ‘houses are for living in, not for speculation’ in Government Work Report signals policy change, say analysts.

It’s what they didn’t say – phrases dropped from ‘two sessions’ point to easing of China’s property curbs, according to analysts
It’s what they didn’t say – phrases dropped from Two Sessions point to easing of China’s property curbs, according to analysts

No mention of President Xi’s famous ‘houses are for living in, not for speculation’ in Government Work Report signals policy change, say analysts

12 Mar 2019 - 9:00AM

No mention of President Xi’s famous ‘houses are for living in, not for speculation’ in Government Work Report signals policy change, say analysts

It’s what they didn’t say – phrases dropped from Two Sessions point to easing of China’s property curbs, according to analysts
China sounds a clarion call for a property tax, causing real estate stocks to slump, even if the legal basis for the tax is years away

The legislation for property taxes has been listed on National People’s Congress work agenda since 2015, but so far no draft has been proposed, thus little detail is known.

12 Mar 2019 - 7:20PM

The legislation for property taxes has been listed on National People’s Congress work agenda since 2015, but so far no draft has been proposed, thus little detail is known.

China sounds a clarion call for a property tax, causing real estate stocks to slump, even if the legal basis for the tax is years away
Hong Kong’s first-home buyers snap up Henderson’s Vantage flats in Hung Hom, giving respite to declining property prices

More than 2,000 people thronged a sales office to bid for 246 flats in Hung Hom.

9 Mar 2019 - 11:52PM

More than 2,000 people thronged a sales office to bid for 246 flats in Hung Hom.

Hong Kong’s first-home buyers snap up Henderson’s Vantage flats in Hung Hom, giving respite to declining property prices
Hong Kong’s monetary authority sells US dollars to prop up local currency, the first intervention since August 2018 as rate gap widened

Hong Kong Monetary Authority said it sold US dollars equivalent to HK$1.5 billion to keep the local exchange rate at above HK$7.8500 per dollar.

9 Mar 2019 - 1:58PM

Hong Kong Monetary Authority said it sold US dollars equivalent to HK$1.5 billion to keep the local exchange rate at above HK$7.8500 per dollar.

Hong Kong’s monetary authority sells US dollars to prop up local currency, the first intervention since August 2018 as rate gap widened
Embattled Chinese conglomerate HNA to sell its Hong Kong-listed construction unit to Times Holdings for US$890 million

The sale is part of HNA’s ongoing effort to cut its mountain debt.

9 Mar 2019 - 5:14AM

The sale is part of HNA’s ongoing effort to cut its mountain debt.

Embattled Chinese conglomerate HNA to sell its Hong Kong-listed construction unit to Times Holdings for US$890 million
Shenzhen banks become first in China’s megacities to ease mortgage rates – others may follow suit, say analysts

China Merchants Bank is offering rates as low as 5 per cent above the benchmark, compared with 10 per cent at most lenders

8 Mar 2019 - 8:20AM

China Merchants Bank is offering rates as low as 5 per cent above the benchmark, compared with 10 per cent at most lenders

Shenzhen banks become first in  China’s megacities to ease mortgage rates – others may follow suit, say analysts