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China’s Per Capita Residential Space Rose to 40.8 Square Metres in 2016

The latest data from China's National Bureau of Statistics points to an ongoing rise in the country's per capita residential building areas both in...

Housing Price-to-Income Ratio Exceeds 10 Across 16 Chinese Cities

The latest data from Wind Information indicates that the price-income ratio for the housing markets of 16 major Chinese cities is above 10, led...

Beijing Second Home Prices Decline on “Strictest and Tightest Controls in History”

The latest official data indicates that second home prices in Beijing saw an across the board  decline in the month of May, following widespread...

Domestic Analysts Expect Moderate Easing in Second Quarter Economic Growth

Some of China's leading economics analysts forecast a soft easing of economic growth in the second quarter of 2017. Official figures from China's National Bureau...

Home Loan Rates Continue to Rise Across China As Liquidity Tightens

Banks across China have continued to hike their home loan rates as liquidity tightens in the wake of the ongoing deleveraging drive by regulators. On...

Boom in Mortgage Financing Heightens Peril of China’s Next Property Slump

London's Enodo Economics says that a mortgage-fuelled housing boom will make the impact of any future slumps in the property market far worse for the Chinese economy,...

Chinese Banks Suspend Home Loans as Rate Hikes Continue

At least twenty banks around China have suspended the provision of loans for first home purchasers as rate hikes across the country continue unabated. The latest data...

State Council Researcher Says Tax Reform Could Curb Chinese Property Speculation

A special researcher with China's senior-most government body says that real estate tax reforms are the best means of curing the speculative bent of...

Chinese Property Developers Confront Stark Capital Drought

Chinese property developers confront a severe liquidity crunch as both domestic and overseas financing channels dry up, compelling many to shift from bond issuance and...

Leading Economist Says Chinese Investors Should Switch from Real Estate to Securities

One of China's most renowned economists has called for the country's retail investors to switch from real estate to equities and other securities. Speaking at a...

Growth in Personal Home Loans Slows, Rates Could Rise Further

The latest data from China's central bank shows a marked slowing in the growth of personal home loans, as well as the possibility of further...

More Than 30 Chinese Cities Impose Sales Restrictions to Cool Housing Markets

A slew of major Chinese cities have launched new sales restrictions on real estate transactions less than a week following the release of key April...

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Anhui Province Undertakes Trial Scheme for SME Emergency Loans to Enteprises Affected by COVID-19 and Flooding

The inland Chinese province of Anhui has announced the start of a trial scheme for the provision of emergency loans to local...

ByteDance Establishes Artificial Intelligence Subsidiary in Fujian Province

ByteDance, the company behind social media giant TikTok, has just established a tech subsidiary in Fujian province whose business scope includes artificial...

Alibaba Unveils Plan for Greater Digitisation of Cross-border Trade

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has unveiled an ambitious new plans to support the use of e-commerce by small businesses.

Lending to Private Enterprise Increases 5.4 Trillion Yuan During Jan – Sep Period: CBIRC

The latest data from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) points to a sizeable increase in lending to private enterprises...