Read more

China’s Property Market, Once a Lifeline, Now Carries Economic Risks

A school and residential buildings are under construction at Yanan New Zone, Shaanxi province, China, in January. PHOTO: YAWEN CHEN/REUTERS Beijing relied on home buying to help boost the economy in 2015, but concerns about debt and house prices could limit that option now SHANGRAO, China—Investors were pouring into this sleepy city in southeastern China until late […]

Read more

China aims to keep property market stable in 2018

BEIJING (Reuters) – China aims to pursue “stable and healthy development” of the property market in 2018 with an increased focus on providing affordable housing and developing the rental market, Premier Li Keqiang said in a government work report released on Monday. “China will maintain the position that homes are for living in, not for […]

Read more

Why China’s Housing Market Refuses To Crash

As far back as 2005, international media sources have been projecting the collapse of what has been dubbed the Chinese property bubble. In 2008, the Economist declared that the “sizzle is off” China’s housing market and there were no improvement on the horizon. They then upped their ante in 2014, with an article entitled “End of the golden […]