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  • China's real estate bubble? Three reasons it's not.

    China's real estate bubble? Three reasons it's not.

    Many analysts and market watchers, whose job it is to warn of impending real estate bubbles, have trained their sights on China. It's easy to see why. The economy has expanded an average 10 percent a year for the past 30 years, an incredible growth rate. Average housing prices tripled between 2005 to 2009 alone. But here are three reasons Chinese real estate has more room to run on the upside before the good times end:

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  • Global Viewpoint Why you should love your city more than your country

    Patriotism applies to countries, while 'civicism' applies to cities – where more than half the world's population lives. As the world urbanizes, a new class of global cities is competing for the affection of residents and tourists. There are several reasons to welcome this development.

  • China's real estate bubble? Three reasons it's not.

    China's real estate bubble? Three reasons it's not.

    Many analysts and market watchers, whose job it is to warn of impending real estate bubbles, have trained their sights on China. It's easy to see why. The economy has expanded an average 10 percent a year for the past 30 years, an incredible growth rate. Average housing prices tripled between 2005 to 2009 alone. But here are three reasons Chinese real estate has more room to run on the upside before the good times end:

  • China's new independents tap social media to challenge Communist party

    China's new independents tap social media to challenge Communist party

    About 80 independent candidates for local Peoples' Congresses are using the power of social media in China to challenge the Communist party's lock on political office.

  • China embraces an old Western tradition ... property taxes

    China embraces an old Western tradition ... property taxes

    Looking to rein in China's skyrocketing home prices, the government began a pilot program that imposes property taxes on high-end properties.

  • In Pictures Christmas in China

    Children make a gingerbread house at a shopping mall in Huaibei, China, on Dec. 18. Christian culture, though still unfamiliar to most Chinese, continues to spread. According to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, more than 23 million Christians now live in China – a significant jump over the past three decades that has helped to popularize the Christmas holiday.

  • China: Portrait of a People

    China: Portrait of a People

    Photojournalist Tom Carter spent two years capturing China’s people and their lives through his camera lenses.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/23

    A man performs with fire during a Hungry Ghost Festival parade along the streets of Keelung, Taiwan, on Monday. It is believed by some worshipers that the gates of hell are opened during the month and dead ancestors return to visit their relatives. The Hungry Ghost Festival started this year on Aug. 10 and ends on Sept. 7 with traditional Chinese operas, puppet shows, and concerts by believers to appease the roaming spirits.

  • UFO over Chinese airport [VIDEO]

    Discoveries UFO over Chinese airport [VIDEO]

    UFO Over Chinese Airport, Texas chupacabra sightings: Extraordinary claims call for extraordinary evidence.

  • China UFO spotted again. Why skepticism is warranted.

    Global News Blog China UFO spotted again. Why skepticism is warranted.

    China UFO sightings continued Thursday in the eastern part of the country. Last week, Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou closed for two hours when an unidentified object hovered over the skies.

  • In Pictures China's Lantern Festival

    Citizens watch a parade at Nanhou Street in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province on Feb. 24. The lantern festival, held on the fifteenth day of the Lunar New Year, commemorates the end of Chinese New Year's celebrations.