Property Politics: The Middle Class and China’s Housing Boom | Foreign Correspondent’s Club of China


by Project Pengyou on January 20th, 2015   505 views

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  • 20/01/2015
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • The Bookworm
    三里屯南街4号院
    Beijing
    China
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Property Politics: The Middle Class and China's Housing Boom | Foreign Correspondent's Club of China

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In this talk, Luigi Tomba will analyze the mechanisms that have led to the emergence of a generation of Chinese homeowners and the challenges ahead for the sustainability of the housing boom.

PROPERTY POLITICS: THE MIDDLE CLASS AND CHINA’S HOUSING BOOM

 State policies – especially those related to housing – have been central to the emergence of China’s first generation of urban middle class citizens, viewed by many in the country as a force for political stability. Yet the long-term consequences of subsidized homeownership, coupled with local governments’ hunger for ever-new real estate projects, are being increasingly felt by China’s younger generations, who are struggling with some of the least affordable housing in the world as well as more expensive credit and with reduced opportunities for wealth creation. In this talk, Luigi Tomba will analyze the mechanisms that have led to the emergence of a generation of Chinese homeowners and the challenges ahead for the sustainability of the housing boom.

DATE: Jan 20 (Tuesday)
TIME: 7:30-9pm
VENUE: The Bookworm
ENTRANCE: 50 RMB, 40 RMB for members of the Bookworm, free to FCCC members
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Luigi Tomba is associate director of the Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University. He has also served as editor of The China Journal for the past decade. His work focuses on urban politics and urbanization in China and his latest book is The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China (Cornell University Press, 2014).

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