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  • How China reemerged to become the world's second largest economy.
    Keywords:
    planned economy, market reforms, China
    Case advisor: Li Wei

    Commentators tend to forget that China had the world's largest economy for centuries before the Industrial Revolution. After falling behind by way of continual political turmoil, China has now reemerged to become a booming economic power.

  • Putting the brakes on real estate in the context of global financial crisis.
    Keywords:
    real estate, regulations, China, local government, land
    Case advisor: Li Wei

    In the face of daunting real estate bubble, the Chinese government has repeatedly introduced regulations to engineer a soft landing. Prices, however, have continued to defy gravity. This case focuses on the institutional structure of the real estate market, providing insight into investors' viewpoints, and the options policy makers have grappled with.

  • Has China reached a turning point with the global financial crisis?
    Keywords:
    economy, property market, loans, monetary policy, interest rates, stock market
    Case advisor: Li Wei

    In 2008, China also felt the impact of the global financial crisis. Theories about the "turning point" of the Chinese property market emerged and both sales area and prices of commercial real estate declined sharply.

  • Explosive growth followed by historic lows
    Keywords:
    economy, property market, stock market, interest rates, deposit ratio
    Case advisor: Li Wei

    In 2004, China's housing prices experienced explosive growth. Property prices in many cities had soared upwards. That year, there were 7 cities in which the housing prices rose more than 10% for four quarters consecutively. Such rapid growth in housing prices drew the central government's attention.

  • Debate about whether or not China's real estate market was a 'bubble' began to surface
    Keywords:
    economy, property market, stock market, interest rates, deposit ratio
    Case advisor: Li Wei

    On July 3, 1998, the State Council of the People's Republic of China issued the 'Notice on Deepening Reform of the Housing and Speeding up Housing Construction.' After its issuance, the real estate market experienced an era of extraordinary development.

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