New shopping malls in China, such as Wanda Mall, which opened on June 30, could struggle to raise leasing rates on embattled retailers in coming years. Photo: Simon SongNew shopping malls in China, such as Wanda Mall, which opened on June 30, could struggle to raise leasing rates on embattled retailers in coming years. Photo: Simon Song
New shopping malls in China, such as Wanda Mall, which opened on June 30, could struggle to raise leasing rates on embattled retailers in coming years. Photo: Simon Song

China’s shopping mall operators warned of looming ‘lost decade’; rental prospects dim as shoppers head online

China’s shopping mall operators are grappling with the question of how to raise leasing rates among a tenant base squeezed by online retailing

Topic |   China property
New shopping malls in China, such as Wanda Mall, which opened on June 30, could struggle to raise leasing rates on embattled retailers in coming years. Photo: Simon SongNew shopping malls in China, such as Wanda Mall, which opened on June 30, could struggle to raise leasing rates on embattled retailers in coming years. Photo: Simon Song
New shopping malls in China, such as Wanda Mall, which opened on June 30, could struggle to raise leasing rates on embattled retailers in coming years. Photo: Simon Song
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