Rising home prices send China's 'Rat Race' scurrying underground

Comments (4)
marty1121 wrote:

Yeah well its like this in the west too but the Brits wont publish that… drink your tea and stay in the back seat.

Jan 05, 2014 8:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
agwisreal wrote:

“Beijing’s housing authority refuted this statistic, saying in an email to Reuters that a government survey last year found only about 280,000 migrants living in basements and that only a small percentage of Beijing’s basements were being used as dwellings.”

They didn’t “refute” it. They just asserted that it wasn’t true. Quite unconvincingly. To refute a statement is to demonstrate to any fair-minded reader or listener that the statement is certainly false.

Jan 05, 2014 10:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Due_Time wrote:

The joys of the socialist dream continue to manifest themselves in the glory of the lives it elevates. People who once owned their own property and benefited from it are now freed to work on “public” projects to glorify their leadership and the mansions they live in. It is the noble right of every citizen to give their life to see that their dear leaders have marble toilets and $10,000/night hookers to maintain the workers paradise. If that means some of our noble brothers and sisters have to live in the sewers, just know it’s all for the greater good. Smile! or we’ll shoot you.

Jan 06, 2014 3:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
doghtyman wrote:

The global joy of govt money!! YAY!!

Jan 06, 2014 5:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.