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China's 'land kings' under threat as tightening takes a toll

A view of commercial and residential buildings in Beijing in this February 8, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Files

A view of commercial and residential buildings in Beijing in this February 8, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Files

A view of commercial and residential buildings in Beijing in this February 8, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Files
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A general view of Shanghai's financial district of Pudong is seen from the top of the Shanghai Tower, which is undergoing construction, in this August 2, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files

A general view of Shanghai's financial district of Pudong is seen from the top of the Shanghai Tower, which is undergoing construction, in this August 2, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files

A general view of Shanghai's financial district of Pudong is seen from the top of the Shanghai Tower, which is undergoing construction, in this August 2, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files
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