A media focus on electric vehicles at the Beijing Auto show, which opened on Friday, should not obscure the fact that the timelines for mass market adoption of these clean-tech autos appear to be a long way into the future. Though we remain convinced that China is serious about rolling out electric vehicle infrastructure, we think it will take until at least 2012 before it starts to attain any meaningful scale.
A plan to introduce a property tax in four pilot cities has received approval from China's State Council (cabinet), the Economic Observer reported today, citing an anonymous source.
The ramifications of the recent rise in fuel prices are expected to span beyond a marginal increase in the consumer price index.
A confluence of factors suggest that this year will be a bumper one for auto finance as the industry leaves behind memories of its rupture in 2004.
Some analysts are hopeful that the measures could halve investment-driven purchasing in coming months.
China's real estate market is set to cool in coming months as policy curbs start to take effect.
A China Confidential survey of 50 auto dealerships reveals the key cooling trends behind the euphoric headlines for Q1 vehicle sales growth.
Companies that find ways to deliver energy savings are capitalising on Beijing's stricter insistence on reducing energy intensity.
Access Asia talks on how five consumer trends are shaping spending in China.
China plans to boost the area of land supplied for residential development or redevelopment this year to 180,000 hectares, up 135% from last year's actual 76,461 hectares. Most of the land will be used for low-cost housing. We think the move reflects Beijing's intent to stabilise land prices by increasing supply and address social pressures for more affordable homes.
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