The Tenure Issue of Land Use Right in China: what if it expires?

Most of you don’t really care about this as it has nothing to do with you, unless you have a property in China. By a property, I mean mainly apartments, houses, residential or commercial.

A  piece of news from Wenzhou, a economic hub of Zhejiang province, an eastern China province, has sort waken up Chinese people who have been intentionally or inadvertently…

Are you following the trend or the crowd to sell your properties in China?

Apparently, many are considering cashing in on their property holdings in China. Yes, it may be the right decision to make.

The trend leader is the Hong Kong Tycoon Li Ka-shing who has unloaded its Chinese property assets over the recent years. Here is a report from WSJ “In Chinese Property, Smart Players Are Selling“.

He is not alone.  Many small…

Sell China property: your spouse matters a lot sometimes

In advising a client in selling his property outside of Shanghai, I was annoyed by local practice that seems so stupid.

I have sold quite a few properties here in Shanghai on behalf of foreign clients over the years. In Shanghai, things can be simple  and straightforward. For example, when a person is registered as a single owner on a title deed of a property, he…