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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Trade war effects leave China less room to tighten property curbs, say analysts

China’s real estate sector has been rife with rumours the government will further rein in the booming market, but some analysts say this is unlikely

14 Jun 2019 - 11:02PM

China’s real estate sector has been rife with rumours the government will further rein in the booming market, but some analysts say this is unlikely

Trade war effects leave China less  room to tighten property curbs, say analysts
Can the ‘world’s factory’, Dongguan, tame its runaway land prices by changing auction rules?

Land prices in the manufacturing hub have soared as builders have used increasingly aggressive bidding tactics to get a foothold in the Greater Bay Area

12 Jun 2019 - 8:27AM

Land prices in the manufacturing hub have soared as builders have used increasingly aggressive bidding tactics to get a foothold in the Greater Bay Area

Can the ‘world’s factory’, Dongguan, tame its runaway land prices by changing auction rules?
Hangzhou: the Chinese city using land sales as a cash machine to pay for the 2022 Asian Games

The provincial capital city sold 295 parcels in the five months through May, raising 113.5 billion yuan.

6 Jun 2019 - 8:28PM

The provincial capital city sold 295 parcels in the five months through May, raising 113.5 billion yuan.

Hangzhou: the Chinese city using land sales as a cash machine to pay for the 2022 Asian Games
Ratings agency S&P warns of risks from aggressive land banking by Chinese developers

Mainland developers have been building up their land banks in line with the revival in the property market

6 Jun 2019 - 4:50PM

Mainland developers have been building up their land banks in line with the revival in the property market

Ratings agency S&P warns of risks from aggressive land banking by Chinese developers
China’s antitrust regulator fines Ford’s Changan venture US$23.6 million for price violations amid worsening trade tensions with US

Changan Ford’s penalty is the second since General Motors was penalised 201 million yuan in 2016 for antitrust violations

5 Jun 2019 - 10:59PM

Changan Ford’s penalty is the second since General Motors was penalised 201 million yuan in 2016 for antitrust violations

China’s antitrust regulator fines Ford’s Changan venture US$23.6 million for price violations amid worsening trade tensions with US
Cambodian property proves popular with Chinese buyers as mainland investment drives economic growth

Demand for housing pushes rental yield in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh to 8 to 10 per cent.

5 Jun 2019 - 10:36AM

Demand for housing pushes rental yield in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh to 8 to 10 per cent.

Cambodian property proves popular with Chinese buyers as mainland investment drives economic growth
Link Reit looks to the mainland as Hong Kong rent growth cools

The Link Reit said property income rose 0.3 per cent to HK$7.69 billion (US$981.44 million) for the financial year ended March 31

3 Jun 2019 - 10:41PM

The Link Reit said property income rose 0.3 per cent to HK$7.69 billion (US$981.44 million) for the financial year ended March 31

Link Reit looks to the mainland as Hong Kong rent growth cools
Real estate developers slammed after China reportedly tightens access to bond market funding

CIFI Holdings, Sunac China and China Railway Construction Corporation are reportedly among companies facing restricted access to bond market

3 Jun 2019 - 10:52PM

CIFI Holdings, Sunac China and China Railway Construction Corporation are reportedly among companies facing restricted access to bond market

Real estate developers slammed after China reportedly tightens access to bond market funding
Exit Kr Space, enter CEO Suite; Indonesian co-working space operator swoops in to take space vacated by troubled Chinese rival

Jakarta-based CEO Suite will pay twice the average rent for the space in the K11 Atelier commercial tower in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui area

1 Jun 2019 - 8:00AM

Jakarta-based CEO Suite will pay twice the average rent for the space in the K11 Atelier commercial tower in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui area

Exit Kr Space, enter CEO Suite; Indonesian co-working space operator swoops in to take space vacated by troubled Chinese rival
Explainer | What foreign investors need to know about China’s property market as MSCI adds to A-shares’ weighting

Bigger weight of 14 China-traded developers in MSCI China A Big-Cap Index makes understanding the mainland China’s quirky market increasingly important to foreign investors.

31 May 2019 - 12:09PM

Bigger weight of 14 China-traded developers in MSCI China A Big-Cap Index makes understanding the mainland China’s quirky market increasingly important to foreign investors.

What foreign investors need to know about China’s property market as MSCI adds to A-shares’ weighting
Henderson Land marks Lee Shau-kee departure with record-breaking purchase of 3 billion yuan residential plot in Beijing

Hong Kong developer Henderson Land Development kicked off the post-Lee Shau-kee era with its first foray in Beijing’s residential market in 15 years, winning a 39,479 square metre plot in the Chinese capital’s Chaoyang district for 3 billion yuan on Tuesday.

28 May 2019 - 11:07PM

Hong Kong developer Henderson Land Development kicked off the post-Lee Shau-kee era with its first foray in Beijing’s residential market in 15 years, winning a 39,479 square metre plot in the Chinese capital’s Chaoyang district for 3 billion yuan on Tuesday.

Henderson Land marks Lee Shau-kee departure with record-breaking purchase of 3 billion yuan residential plot in Beijing
Beijingers look to co-living as a tonic for the loneliness of the modern Chinese city

Residents at co-living space Stey say they have found a sense of community and forged bonds with people from different social and occupational circles

28 May 2019 - 7:48PM

Residents at co-living space Stey say they have found a sense of community and forged bonds with people from different social and occupational circles

Beijingers look to co-living as a tonic for the loneliness of the modern Chinese city
Government, developers in Suzhou, ‘Venice of China’, agree to limit property price rises at 5 per cent after uptick in sales, sentiment

Suzhou, a manufacturing hub near Shanghai, is considering new property restrictions to cool runaway home prices, after its property market has reported an uptick in property sales and sentiment since February.

27 May 2019 - 9:55PM

Suzhou, a manufacturing hub near Shanghai, is considering new property restrictions to cool runaway home prices, after its property market has reported an uptick in property sales and sentiment since February.

Government, developers in Suzhou, ‘Venice of China’, agree to limit property price rises at 5 per cent after uptick in sales, sentiment
Small developers from China using Hong Kong equity market as launch pad to issue bonds

Small-cap property stocks, with few fans in Hong Kong’s stock market, can attract investors with high-risk appetite through high-yield bond offerings – some at 9.1 per cent.

24 May 2019 - 10:46PM

Small-cap property stocks, with few fans in Hong Kong’s stock market, can attract investors with high-risk appetite through high-yield bond offerings – some at 9.1 per cent.

Small developers from China using Hong Kong equity market as launch pad to issue bonds
Growth in home prices in China’s bigger cities may push up costs countrywide, think tank says

Growth in home prices in China’s bigger cities is expected to outperform the national average in 2019, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a top government think tank, said in report released on Thursday.

23 May 2019 - 10:10PM

Growth in home prices in China’s bigger cities is expected to outperform the national average in 2019, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a top government think tank, said in report released on Thursday.

Growth in home prices in China’s bigger cities may push up costs countrywide, think tank says
China Life’s property investment arm among funds making hay as banks shy away from real estate

Mainland Chinese insurers are benefiting from Beijing’s deleveraging drive, as a scarcity of long-term funds helps them seal commercial property deals.

21 May 2019 - 7:17PM

Mainland Chinese insurers are benefiting from Beijing’s deleveraging drive, as a scarcity of long-term funds helps them seal commercial property deals.

China Life’s property investment arm among funds making hay as banks shy away from real estate
New home prices rise in almost all Chinese cities as lower mortgage rates, lighter restrictions spur demand

New homes cost more in 67 out of 70 cities tracked by the government in April, a jump from 65 and 57 cities in March and February respectively

16 May 2019 - 9:45PM

New homes cost more in 67 out of 70 cities tracked by the government in April, a jump from 65 and 57 cities in March and February respectively

New home prices rise in almost all Chinese cities as lower mortgage rates, lighter restrictions spur demand
Dalian Wanda, halfway through its debt-shedding exercise, is spending US$21 billion in a month buying real estate projects

Although Wanda’s commitment in the past one month stands at 147 billion yuan, the company’s actual investment will be much smaller as it expects the local governments to pick up most of the tab, says an analyst

16 May 2019 - 11:32AM

Although Wanda’s commitment in the past one month stands at 147 billion yuan, the company’s actual investment will be much smaller as it expects the local governments to pick up most of the tab, says an analyst

Dalian Wanda, halfway through its debt-shedding exercise, is spending US$21 billion in a month buying real estate projects
China’s plan for a tax on property takes an unexpected twist thanks to the trade war

Chinese officials indicate the timing of draft legislation could be pushed back as US-China trade war takes focus

15 May 2019 - 9:36PM

Chinese officials indicate the timing of draft legislation could be pushed back as US-China trade war takes focus

China’s plan for a tax on property takes an unexpected twist thanks to the trade war
Shenzhen home sales rose 66 per cent, hit 30-month high, according to April data

Shenzhen home sales touched a record high in April amid falling mortgage rates, population influx and a cyclical upturn in sentiment, according to official data.

15 May 2019 - 9:00AM

Shenzhen home sales touched a record high in April amid falling mortgage rates, population influx and a cyclical upturn in sentiment, according to official data.

Shenzhen home sales rose 66 per cent, hit 30-month high, according to April data
China embraces use of proptech to improve office design and efficiency

China has been the recipient for about a third of global investment into property technology, or ‘proptech’, since 2013

15 May 2019 - 3:44PM

China has been the recipient for about a third of global investment into property technology, or ‘proptech’, since 2013

China embraces use of proptech to improve office design and efficiency
China, Hong Kong markets will be less skittish as trade war drags on, observers say

China’s response to the imposition of increased tariffs by the US suggests that a protracted trade war lies ahead, but investors’ sensitivity to escalations and de-escalations could wane over time, according to observers.

13 May 2019 - 11:50AM

China’s response to the imposition of increased tariffs by the US suggests that a protracted trade war lies ahead, but investors’ sensitivity to escalations and de-escalations could wane over time, according to observers.

China, Hong Kong markets will be less skittish as trade war drags on, observers say
Zhuhai’s proximity to Hong Kong and Macau should make it one of the best-performing property markets in Greater Bay Area

Zhuhai tops the list of Greater Bay Area cities on the mainland with price gains of 1.8 per cent since February, closely followed by Dongguan at 1.7 per cent.

12 May 2019 - 10:50PM

Zhuhai tops the list of Greater Bay Area cities on the mainland with price gains of 1.8 per cent since February, closely followed by Dongguan at 1.7 per cent.

Zhuhai’s proximity to Hong Kong and Macau should make it one of the best-performing property markets in Greater Bay Area
China’s state-backed private equity starts a fund to buy out distressed debt, take advantage of nation’s deleveraging campaign

Citic Capital, the PE arm of the Citic Group, is raising US$500 million in its first buyout fund for distressed assets in China, making a bet on opportunities available in the country’s campaign to shed debt

9 May 2019 - 10:19PM

Citic Capital, the PE arm of the Citic Group, is raising US$500 million in its first buyout fund for distressed assets in China, making a bet on opportunities available in the country’s campaign to shed debt

China’s state-backed private equity starts a fund to buy out distressed debt, take advantage of nation’s deleveraging campaign
China’s millennials search for ways to pool savings as property in Beijing, Shanghai soars even further out of reach

Less than 20 per cent of millennials have been able to purchase a home without having to rely on financial backing from their parents, survey shows

8 May 2019 - 7:45AM

Less than 20 per cent of millennials have been able to purchase a home without having to rely on financial backing from their parents, survey shows

China’s millennials search for ways to pool savings as property in Beijing, Shanghai soars even further out of reach
China’s nationwide new home sales storm ahead in April, extending rebound for second month

Data tracking the nation’s 100 biggest developers showed contracted sales of 779.8 billion yuan ($115.8 billion) for April, in line with pickup in March

1 May 2019 - 10:04PM

Data tracking the nation’s 100 biggest developers showed contracted sales of 779.8 billion yuan ($115.8 billion) for April, in line with pickup in March

China’s nationwide new home sales storm ahead in April, extending rebound for second month
Homebuyers snub Beijing’s version of a ‘Help to Buy’ scheme, setting back Xi Jinping’s edict to make property affordable
China’s outbound investment shows signs of life in first quarter, but analysts are wary

Outbound investment by Chinese companies and institutional investors totalled 168.8 billion yuan (US$25.12 billion) in the first quarter, a rise of 4.8 per cent on year.

25 Apr 2019 - 8:13AM

Outbound investment by Chinese companies and institutional investors totalled 168.8 billion yuan (US$25.12 billion) in the first quarter, a rise of 4.8 per cent on year.

China’s outbound investment shows signs of life in first quarter, but analysts are wary
MTR draws 11 bids for the priciest land plot in Lohas Park as the return of Hong Kong’s property market bull run lifts confidence
Beijing sees rapid growth in commercial property deals, fuelled by big spenders

A mega deal involving developer Sunac alone accounted for 59 per cent of the total transaction value of US$5.1 billion in the first quarter

23 Apr 2019 - 8:57PM

A mega deal involving developer Sunac alone accounted for 59 per cent of the total transaction value of US$5.1 billion in the first quarter

Beijing sees rapid growth in commercial property deals, fuelled by big spenders