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Opinion: A short-term hit to property developers’ share prices in response to government measures to cool the market could avoid deeper pain later

2 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
The last time authorities went around imposing curbs on home buying it didn't work, so they had to rely on the companies themselves," writes Christopher Langner. "If that happens again, you can expect to see a far greater sell-off."
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.