Category: Property rights

A crack in the Great Wall: Part 5, A free market for rural property

25 April, 2016 (11:19) | Amnesty, Bo Xilai, China, Chongqing, dipiao, Eminent domain, Formalization, Global news, hokou, Homeownership, Housing, Land, Markets, pilot programs, Property rights, Rental, Speculation, Tenure, Urbanization, Zoning |

 [Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   By: David A. Smith   By now in this post it should be apparent, even working with the limited information presented by the useful survey article in the Economist (March 26, 2016), that the urban reforms launched by Bo […]

A crack in the Great Wall: Part 4, One of the party’s obsessions

22 April, 2016 (10:00) | Amnesty, Bo Xilai, China, Chongqing, dipiao, Eminent domain, Formalization, Global news, hokou, Homeownership, Housing, Land, Markets, pilot programs, Property rights, Rental, Speculation, Tenure, Urbanization, Zoning |

 [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   By: David A. Smith   In yesterday’s part 3, we established that while Bo Xilai’s red star was still rising in Chongqing, he initiated a comprehensive urbanization reform program with three parts.   Point 1, reform hukou.  Point 2, deliver affordable […]

A crack in the Great Wall: Part 3, Offered urban hukou

21 April, 2016 (10:00) | Amnesty, Bo Xilai, China, Chongqing, dipiao, Eminent domain, Formalization, Global news, hokou, Homeownership, Housing, Markets, pilot programs, Property rights, Rental, Speculation, Tenure, Urbanization, Zoning |

 [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith   As we saw yesterday, Bo Xilai’s assumption of control over Chongqing municipality was certainly eventful: in barely five years he inaugurated the largest anti-corruption trials in China’s history, swept into jail many people who thought themselves untouchable, introduced a […]

A crack in the Great Wall: Part 2, Ten million migrants

20 April, 2016 (09:30) | Amnesty, Bo Xilai, China, Chongqing, dipiao, Eminent domain, Formalization, Global news, hokou, Homeownership, Housing, Land, Markets, pilot programs, Property rights, Rental, Speculation, Tenure, Urbanization, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith   Yesterday’s Part 1 on Chongqing’s dramatic – indeed, radical – experiment in urbanization, affordable housing, and economic capitalism, using as source material an Economist (March 26, 2016) article, the latest in an occasional series the magazine has written on this subject dating back half […]

A crack in the Great Wall: Part 1, Life in Fog City

19 April, 2016 (11:09) | Amnesty, Bo Xilai, China, Chongqing, dipiao, Eminent domain, Formalization, Global news, hokou, Homeownership, Housing, Land, Markets, pilot programs, Property rights, Rental, Speculation, Tenure, Urbanization |

 By: David A. Smith  Each time I write about China, I discover some new aspect of China’s uniqueness, and while I won’t claim that thinking through the apparent implications of whatever new element I’ve belatedly stumbled over enable me to be actually knowledgeable about the Middle Kingdom, at least after each finished post I can […]