A photo collection of key people and moments in China’s history of embracing home ownership.

China property: how the world’s biggest housing market emerged

  • Home ownership is China’s ultimate symbol of success, the mark of adulthood, readiness for a family, and ownership of one’s financial destiny
  • Chinese citizens devote as much as 74 per cent of their savings toward housing, compared with 35 per cent in the US, according to research
Topic |   40 years of reform and opening up

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A photo collection of key people and moments in China’s history of embracing home ownership.
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Peggy Sito

Peggy Sito

Peggy Sito is the deputy business editor at the Post. She was previously editor on the property desk and has won various news awards from the Hong Kong Consumer Council, the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong and the Society of Publishers in Asia.

Pearl Liu

Pearl Liu

Based in Hong Kong, Pearl covers the property market in the city and China and follows major listed developers. She previously worked at The Straits Times and has also contributed stories to China Daily.