Book Chapter

One policy, two paths: the development of a Chinese national housing policy and its implementation in Chongqing and Shenzhen

Ka Ling Cheung, Jennifer Day, Hao Wu, Richard Tomlinson

A Research Agenda for Housing | Edward Elgar Publishing | Published : 2019


This chapter provides an overview of national housing policy evolution in China. The review of housing policy shifts in China demonstrates a transformation from the socialist welfare housing system to a market-oriented housing system, and more recently, to stronger and more direct government intervention in public housing provision. Meanwhile, with the growing complexity in urban housing provision, a new form of public housing provision system has emerged in Chinese cities. There is an evolving focus on different housing schemes and it has begun to shift to public rental housing (PRH), which is now positioned as a major scheme of public housing provision. Given that research on Chinese housi..

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