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Beijing to build rental houses on 1,000 hectares rural land

Beijing will allocate 1,000 hectares of collectively-owned rural land for construction of public rental housing in the next five years, local authorities said Thursday.

Long-term rental will be encouraged with a single tenancy term no longer than ten years, according to the city’s urban planning, land and resources commission and housing and urban-rural development commission.


Officials with the urban planning, land and resources commission said that from 2017 to 2021, about 200 hectares of land would be opened up for construction each year. Continue reading “Beijing to build rental houses on 1,000 hectares rural land” »

Beijing makes its case for 2022 Olympic Games

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The International Olympic Committee’s Evaluation Comission, chaired by Russian IOC member Alexander Zhukov (right), inspect the layout of proposed Alpine skiing venues at Northwest Beijing’s Yanqing county on Wednesday.

Beijing announced on Wednesday that all key infrastructures in the metropolis and surrounding areas are in place to meet the transportation, accommodation and tourism demands of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Continue reading “Beijing makes its case for 2022 Olympic Games” »

Bullet Trains Linking Beijing and SW China to Run

High-speed trains which connect Beijing and southwest China’s Chengdu, Chongqing are to start running on the New Year’s Day.

According to the Beijing Times, two pairs of high-speed trains with service numbers beginning with “G” are expected to slash the travel time (around 30 hours on the slow train) by more than half, with a journey to Chengdu taking 15 hours and one to Chongqing taking 12.5 hours.  Continue reading “Bullet Trains Linking Beijing and SW China to Run” »