Beijing slaps real estate ownership restrictions on residents

Beijing: Young Australians aren't the only ones feeling locked out of a red-hot housing market that seems unfairly skewed towards their parents' generation. Beijing median housing prices, which outstrip those in Sydney and Melbourne, have prompted not ... ( read original story ...)

China freezes property sales in new economic zone in Hebei

China is banning new property sales in counties earmarked as part of a new special economic zone in Hebei province. Government officials alerted developers and agents of the halt at emergency meetings on Sunday morning in Hebei’s Xiongxian and Anxin ... ( read original story ...)

China reports six new bird flu cases, one death

BEIJING: China reported six new cases of H7N9 bird flu including one ... according to a report by Xinhua news agency on Sunday. A total ban on live poultry trading in the provincial capital of Changsha has been in effect since March 17 and will continue ... ( read original story ...)