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Opinion: China’s residential property market holds clues to the economy’s future and may not be as overheated as it appears on the surface

1 month ago
Sky Canaves
Certain aspects of Chinese housing are quite worrying – its high vacancy rate and some affordability metrics," writes Eric Lascelles. "But other findings help to put these into context, and partially allay our concern."
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.