Former City Hotel Site to Re-Open as Chao on July 11
TheBeijinger.com - July 5/16 :
A landmark Beijing hotel will re-open this month after years of
renovation .... the former City Hotel will
become Chao Hotel and Clubhouse .... Slated to open in the summer of 2016, the
property will feature a 180-room hotel, a 3000-square-meter, members-only
clubhouse, a 2000-square-meter art center and 40 serviced apartments ...
Over 90pc of cities see rally in house sales during first six months
SCMP.com - July 4/16 :
Over 90 per cent of Chinese cities posted a rally in home sales in the first
half of the year .... with
second-tier cities taking over from first-tier as the main drivers .... Sales in Huizhou, near Shenzhen, surged 113 per cent in the
period compared with a year earlier, the largest rise .... Tianjin, Nanjing and
Yangzhou also saw their sales more than double ...
Beijing second-hand home sales decline 56% in June
ECHNS.cn - June 29/16 :
Sales of second-hand homes in Beijing dropped 56 percent by late
June compared to the figure in May .... Data from several real estate agents showed
sales of second-hand homes within the Third Ring Road fell by about 40 percent
compared to the previous month, with the decline higher in other areas .... Centanet
Property said 9,500 deals were made on second-hand homes by June 26 while it was
more than 20,000 in May ...
McDonald's in talks to sell China, Hong Kong and UK franchises for $3bn ...
DailyMail.co.uk - June 23/16 :
McDonald's Corp has received more than half a dozen bids for its China and Hong
Kong stores, including offers from Beijing Tourism Group, Sanpower and ChemChina,
in an auction that could fetch up to $3billion, people familiar with the matter
Beijing commercial property market sees sharp growth ...
China.org.cn - June 22/16 :
Beijing's commercial property market has seen a sharp growth in sales amid
rumors that the local government will introduce more regulations to prevent a
bubble in the market, the Securities Daily reported .... Recently, a large
number of commercial property projects have been launched in a short period of
1.5 Million-Yuan Beijing Alleyway ‘With School Access’ for Sale ...
SixthTone.com - June 22/16 :
The jockeying for spots in Beijing’s schools is growing so fierce that estate
agents are selling any and all properties they can get their hands on,
regardless of whether they are habitable, as long they come with a local
With its local flavor cheaper cost of living, Beijing’s far-flung Tongzhou
district is drawing a growing number of expats ...
GlobalTimes.cn - June 20/16 :
Standing in the shady, stone-paved patio of his private courtyard, Gordon
Dumoulin gestures to a garden bed filled with sturdy young plants - rosemary,
oregano, sage, thyme .... Nearby, tomato plants hang heavy with plump, reddening
fruit .... It isn't just a hobby for Dumoulin, who runs a company that sells natural
health ingredients derived from organic botanicals; it's an oasis ...
40 Livable Cities in China: Qingdao Ranks First, Beijing Last ...
CRI.cn - June 15, 2016 :
Of the 40 most livable cities in China, the coastal city Qingdao took the top
spot, while Beijing falls to the bottom, according to the China Livable Cities
Research Report conducted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) ...
Official denies property suspension rumors ...
ChinaDaily.com.cn - June 15,
A Beijing housing official has denied speculation the online registration of
business property purchases will be suspended from today .... It comes after
salespersons from several property projects in Yizhuang Economic and Technology
Development Zone, based in south-eastern Beijing, claimed purchases would cease
from 12:00 am this morning ...
Tech sector boosting property prices in Beijing, Shanghai: Soho China CEO ...
CNBC.com - June 14, 2016 :
Real-estate developer Soho China's Chief Executive Zhang Xin is as uncertain
about the country's property market as the next person, but she is keeping her
money on Beijing ...
Beijing posts largest drop in construction costs amid weak demand ...
ATimes.com - June 2, 2016 :
Construction costs in Beijing tumbled 10% over the past year amid weaker demand
This was the largest decline in the world and an acceleration of the trend that
saw costs fall 5% the previous year, according to the International Construction
Market Survey for 2016 ...