A man walks past the reflection of residential buildings in a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province. The housing market is seeing rising vacancy rates in cities including Dalian, Harbin and Shenyang. Photo: Reuters
A man walks past the reflection of residential buildings in a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province. The housing market is seeing rising vacancy rates in cities including Dalian, Harbin and Shenyang. Photo: Reuters
David Chao
Opinion

Opinion

David Chao

China’s census suggests property boom days may be over

  • Falling birth and marriage rates represent longer-term headwinds for the Chinese property market
  • Changes in access to investment products may also drive investors away from real estate as an asset class

A man walks past the reflection of residential buildings in a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province. The housing market is seeing rising vacancy rates in cities including Dalian, Harbin and Shenyang. Photo: Reuters
A man walks past the reflection of residential buildings in a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province. The housing market is seeing rising vacancy rates in cities including Dalian, Harbin and Shenyang. Photo: Reuters
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