The new rules apply to area around the Imperial Palace. Photo: AFP The new rules apply to area around the Imperial Palace. Photo: AFP
The new rules apply to area around the Imperial Palace. Photo: AFP

China economy

Beijing city authorities ban Airbnb-style lettings in neighbourhoods near the Forbidden City

  • The city said the new directive, which also places stricter controls on rentals in other parts of the capital, was motivated by security concerns
  • Business owners rush to adapt before rules banning short-term lettings come into force in February

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The new rules apply to area around the Imperial Palace. Photo: AFP The new rules apply to area around the Imperial Palace. Photo: AFP
The new rules apply to area around the Imperial Palace. Photo: AFP
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