Saturday, 22 August 2009
A majority of the building sites in 12 mainland cities that were sold at exceptionally high prices during the feverish market peak in 2007 remain idle today because the cost of the land has made it difficult for developers to turn a profit, according to a survey.
In the last few months, RE had rebounded each time from the Guppy long term support lines. RE's results is out early next week. There were many cases where stocks were deliberately pressed down before results and then pushed up after results were out.
People everywhere are discovering the communist superpower looming ever larger over their economic fortunes, and few so much as Australia’s 22 million denizens.
After more than 40 years the former US army officer found guilty of involvement in the massacre of women and children in the Vietnamese village of My Lai during the war has made a public apology.
Wags in Beijing long ago dubbed the new CCTV Tower the “trouser legs”. Now they, and others, have realised the name may not be far wrong. And many don’t like the idea that Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas may have pulled off a joke at China’s expense.
They are former inmates, disillusioned police officers and jobless migrants struggling to survive in an ever growing metropolis. But they are also budding bureaucrats, successful businessmen and even the offspring of the local political elite.
Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun is at the centre of the municipality’s efforts to take on the triads - and his efforts appear to be well directed if the gangsters’ response is anything to go by.
Chongqing's residents call him 包青天.
Firefighters battle the La Brea fire that has been burning for eight days and destroyed over 84,000 acres. The fire was reportedly caused by an illegal camp fire at a marijuana farm.