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Property market cools down amid rigid lending

Publication date: Thu 24 Apr 2014
Document type: Article
The slowdown of the property market that was mainly seen in China's third- and fourth-tier cities last year has spread to more areas, and analysts warn of a tough 2014 for developers. Figures...

China to realize 100 million urban household registers

Publication date: Sun 20 Apr 2014
Document type: Article
China will ease household registration limitations and try to realize 100 million urban household registers by 2020, Xu Shaoshi minister in charge of the National Development and Reform Commission...

Land sale revenue rise 'unsustainable'

Publication date: Sat 19 Apr 2014
Document type: Article
Compared with the first-quarter growth rate of the nation's fiscal revenue, local governments' land sale revenue growth was nothing short of spectacular. But that critical source of funds is...

Property price surge 'could soon be over'

Publication date: Fri 18 Apr 2014
Document type: Article
The surge in urban housing prices may end soon, as the latest industry data show weaker sales and price rises, according to specialists. In March, of the 70 largest mainland cities, 10 reported that...

Africa in China's foreign policy

Publication date: Mon 14 Apr 2014
Document type: Research paper
Studies of China’s Africa strategy (or lack thereof) have been overwhelmingly focused on China’s economic interests in Africa, the role played by Chinese government and companies, and the economic...

Angola’s Lobito Corridor: From reconstruction to development

Publication date: Mon 14 Apr 2014
Document type: Research paper
This brief reviews the state of the transport corridor which runs from the port of Lobito and the city of Benguela through the hinterland of Angola before it connects with the mineral rich regions in...

China's property market grows up

Publication date: Sat 12 Apr 2014
Document type: Article
The Chinese property market might not crash precipitously but is becoming tricker, more volatile and sophisticated. Will property prices fall over 80 percent this year? Developers attending the Boao...

More urban children use digitla media, survey shows

Publication date: Fri 11 Apr 2014
Document type: Article
Sixty-eight percent of child respondents in 15 Chinese cities have used a tablet device, with 73 percent only using the device for gaming, a recent survy showed.

Report identifies sources of mass protests

Publication date: Wed 9 Apr 2014
Document type: Article
Public protests since 2000 were usually sparked by labor disputes, land acquisitions, forced demolitions, pollution, traffic accidents and incidents involving ethnic groups, a major report found.

Farmers face woes after losing their land

Publication date: Sat 5 Apr 2014
Document type: Article
Experts have urged the government to pay more attention to the livelihoods of farmers who have lost their land.

Chinese land price growth slows

Publication date: Fri 4 Apr 2014
Document type: Article
The average price of land in 105 monitored Chinese cities stood at 3,412 yuan ($554) per square meter in the first quarter of 2014, up 1.89 percent from the previous quarter, a report said on Tuesday...

Urbanization should provide new opportunities to farmers

Publication date: Thu 3 Apr 2014
Document type: Article
Villages prevailed in the Communist Party of China's revolutionary discourse until the latter won the civil war over the Kuomintang by mobilizing poor farmers to besiege cities in 1949, when 90...

Real land reform requires more than words

Publication date: Thu 3 Apr 2014
Document type: Article
The central government unveiled its first detailed national urbanization plan last month, which aims to allow 100 million migrant workers to achieve urban residence status (hukou) by 2020. Those...

Tight credit for developers, buyers keeps lid on home prices

Publication date: Wed 2 Apr 2014
Document type: Article
Property prices in 100 major cities are stabilizing, with month-on-month gains continuing to ease, the China Index Academy said on Tuesday. The average price increased 0.38 percent to 11,002 yuan ($1...

Proposed national real estate system gets boost

Publication date: Wed 2 Apr 2014
Document type: Article
China launched a special leading group on Wednesday to accelerate the establishment of a national real estate registration system, according to the Ministry of Land and Resources. Hu Cunzhi, vice-...

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