Migrant workers walk at a construction site in Beijing. The city is trying to persuade migrant workers to rent homes in exchange for better rights as it looks to stem the rising prices of property. Photo: EPA

Generation rent? Not in China’s capital, where owning a home is still the ultimate prize

Worried by rising house prices, the authorities in Beijing are trying to get people to rent, but analysts say their plans are unlikely to achieve much success

Topic |   China property

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Migrant workers walk at a construction site in Beijing. The city is trying to persuade migrant workers to rent homes in exchange for better rights as it looks to stem the rising prices of property. Photo: EPA
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