A man wearing a mask is seen at Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of a new coronavirus, February 3, 2020. File photo: Reuters

Coronavirus outbreak chills China’s red-hot home rental start-ups

  • China’s online real estate start-ups once promised to bring the country’s booming property sector into the 21st century
  • But the sector is on thin ice because of the market collapse and tighter government scrutiny in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak
Topic |   China property
A man wearing a mask is seen at Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of a new coronavirus, February 3, 2020. File photo: Reuters
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