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Land, Property & Construction in the People's Republic of China

Anthony Walker

Publication Year: 1992

This book documents the progress made in these important sectors of the economy and their potential for creating a property market, their impact on overseas companies building in China and also on the indigenous construction industry itself.

Published by: Hong Kong University Press, HKU

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CONTENTS

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p. -

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List of Illustrations

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pp. vii-

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TABLES

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pp. viii-

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PREFACE

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pp. ix- x

China's struggle to develop its economy and improve the material well being of its population has been in progress since the end of the Cultural Revolution and has gathered momentum since 1980. Important facets of China's 'modernization' have been the reform of land policies, the improvement of efficiency of the construction industry and the attraction of foreign investment....

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LEVETT AND BAILEY, The Spnsor

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pp. xi-

The research on which this book is based has been sponsored by the firm of Levett and Bailey Chartered Surveyors. The firm was established in Hong Kong in 1962 and from a small beginning the practice has grown with the economic expansion of Hong Kong until today it is one of the largest in the Pacific Rim with fourteen partners, nineteen...

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CHAPTER ONE: CHINA IN PERSPECTIVE

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pp. 1-34

China's population is over 20% of the total world population and represents about 33% of the population of all developing countries. It is the world's third largest country in terms of land area, after the USSR and Canada. Although it is classified as a developing country and has a per capita GNP amongst the lowest in the world, China does..

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CHAPTER TWO: LAND AND PROPERTY

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pp. 35-64

Press reports, particularly of the late 1980s, seem to say that a property market exists in China. They speak of land deals, foreign investment, soaring prices and house buying, but the situation needs a closer examination. Some sort of market exists, but in an embryo form. It is unlikely to be a market in a form that is familiar to the capitalist world, but it is likely to be a market nevertheless...

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CHAPTER THREE: CONSTRUCTION

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pp. 65-100

Construction in China today is going through enormous changes to make the industry more effective an d efficient. Since 1980 the PRC has been intent on moving from an industry rooted in the early part of the century to one typical of The construction industry has ambitious targets to meet by the year 2000. The need to improve urban housing, for example, will mean that 3.3 billion square ...

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APPENDIX

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pp. 101-138

INDEX

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pp. 139- 140


E-ISBN-13: 9789882201927
Print-ISBN-13: 9789622092709

Page Count: 152
Publication Year: 1992