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China’s housing bubble is bursting – and Australia should be very worried

Michael Sainsbury Crikey, crikey.com.au, 2 September, 2014 Things are grim in Kunming, capital of China’s vast southern province of Yunnan. Not so very long ago, Kunming was a pleasant provincial university city with relatively fresh mountain air. But over the past decade it has suffered the same fate as hundreds of Chinese cities: it’s been

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Big promises but little reform in increasingly violent China

Michael Sainsbury In the southern Chinese city of Kunming last week, a team of knife-wielding thugs hacked 29 people to death and injured 130 others on the local subway. A week earlier six people died after a man set fire to a bus in neighbouring Guizhou province. Clearly all is not well in the world’s

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