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China Real Estate Resources

We have China real estate resources listed in numerous categories below. Simply click on the link.

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Buying Guides

Economics & Statistics

Forums & Blogs

  • – A commentary and news forum specifically dedicated to comment and dialogue on matters of China, India & Asian trade, development, investment opportunities, politics, etc.
  • Asiabizblog – Business and Law for China and Asia – Formerly “Asia Business Intelligence” — The Webs First China Business Blog.
  • AsiaPundit
  • Beijing – City Weekend Guide – Beijing local community feed with events, listings, blog posts, and classifieds for housing, jobs, personals.
  • Beijing Boyce – Provides an independent consumer view of the Beijing bar, drinking and wine scenes.
  • China Blog List – A collection of links to English language weblogs focused on China.
  • China Business Blog – Business-oriented blog from China Business Services, an independent, research-driven consultancy.
  • China Expat Journal
  • China Financial Markets – A blog by Michael Pettis, former banker and currently professor of finance at Peking University, on China and developing-country financial markets.
  • China Hearsay – China law, business, and economics commentary blog.
  • China Real Estate Forum
  • China Rises – A blog by Tim Johnson, the Beijing bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers. He covers both China and Taiwan.
  • China Tech Forum – Seek advice or help about tech gear from China… Post jobs, chat about China tech stocks, and more…
  • Forum
  • Chinadaily BBS – Chinadaily-based online community.
  • Chinalyst – China blogs in English – The Chinalyst is an informal community for China-related English blogging. Chinalyst provides a steady stream of updates from member blogs writing about China.
  • ChinaSolved Blog – A blog about China business and management solutions.
  • Chindia Lounge – A blog on doing business in China and India.
  • Chinese Negotiation – A blog about negotiating in China.
  • DiligenceChina – News and commentary blog aimed at international investors or business managers responsible for China investment.
  • EnglishAffairs – Online Community of Shenyang China
  • Experience Not Logic – Business and Law in China – The purpose of this blog is to explore the business and legal culture of China.
  • Guangzhou – City Weekend Guide – Guangzhou local community feed with events, listings, blog posts, and classifieds for housing, jobs, personals.
  • Imagethief – A blog about public relations, the media, technology and life in China.
  • Lihongs Blog – About real estate and expat relocation in China.
  • Lost Laowai – The no-nonsense China expat and traveler community. With forums, blogs, articles, classifieds, job listings, and more.
  • Mad About Shanghai – All about moving to, living in and doing business in Shanghai.
  • Managing The Dragon – Blog of Jack Perkowski, author of “Managing The Dragon: How Im Building a Billion-Dollar Business in China”.
  • Marc van der Chijs Shanghaied Weblog – Weblog from Marc van der Chijs, a Dutch entrepreneur in Shanghai, with observations about life in China and China related news.
  • Onemanbandwidth: An American Professor in China
  • PanAsianBiz – A blog about doing business in Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore.
  • – Blogging from Behind the Great Wall
  • Rumble in The Chonx – Chongqing-based English forum.
  • Shanghai – City Weekend Guide – Shanghai local community feed with events, listings, blog posts, and classifieds for housing, jobs, personals.
  • Shanghai China Snippets – Life in Shanghai and China. Observations and comments
  • Shanghai Expat Forums
  • Shanghaiist – News, music, nightlife, restaurants, events and more in Shanghai, China.
  • Silicon Hutong
  • Silk Road International Blog
  • Smart Shanghai – Community about nightlife, dining and culture in Shanghai with galleries, guides, an interactive map, events and forums.
  • Talk China – English-language forums and blogs.
  • the Beijinger Forum
  • The China Game
  • The China Vortex – A view of the global business economy and media, and Internet technology from a Chinese angle.
  • The Duck Pond – This is a new version of the original forum from the Peking Duck blog, a long-running China blog in English.
  • The Peking Duck – A peculiar hybrid of personal journal, dilettantish punditry, pseudo-philosophy and more, from an Accidental Expat who has made his way from Hong Kong to Beijing to Taipei and back to Beijing.
  • The Yuan Also Rises – A personal blog often concerned with China business and economics.
  • Thomas Crampton – Media, technology and new ideas seen from Asia.
  • Zhongnanhai – Musings and Meditations on Chinese politics, life, and a plethora of other unrelated topics.

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Yellow Pages & Directories

  • CBBC On-Line Service Providers Directory – Directory of professional providers of translation, out-sourcing, logistics, legal and tax advice and other services.
  • China Online – A comprehensive China web portal.
  • China Window – China portal with a wealth of basic information on China business, market, travel, economics and culture.
  • City Weekend Guide – Featuring free local classifieds for housing, jobs, personals and upcoming entertainment events as well as extensive bar and restaurant listings and reviews, City Weekend is your premier user-powered guide to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
  • craigslist: china – Classifieds for jobs, apartments, personals, for sale, services, community, and events.
  • Directory Shanghai – Find Shanghai information and services such as business, art, shopping, local guide, computer, lodging, technology and more.
  • Locanto – Free Classifieds China
  • – China web resources ordered by cities, like Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, and by topics like maps of China, learn Chinese and Chinese universities.
  • Shanghai Expat: Yellow Pages
  • Shanghai Yellow Pages
  • Surf China (CRI English)
  • the Beijinger – Home to Beijings most comprehensive classifieds, forum, blog, directory, event listings and much more.
  • The Internationalist: China – This page contains information pertaining to accountants, banks, consultants, financial services, government links, insurance agencies, law firms and real estate information.

Country Description

Investment Climate

  • 2007 Investment Climate Statement – China
  • British Business in China – Electronic versions of the bi-monthly magazine British Business in China are available here.
  • CBBC – China Guide: Business and Culture – Some guidelines on cultural aspects of doing business in China.
  • China Briefing – Relevant news, analysis and opinion on economic, business and regulatory issues in China and their impact on foreign investment.
  • China Business Success Stories
  • China Venture News – China investment news blog.
  • China-Britain Business Council – The section on Market Intelligence offers advice on pursuing the right strategy for China. CBBC also provides the UKTI China Business Guide for download.
  • Country Information: China (UK Trade & Investment)
  • Doing Business In China (MSI Global) – Information on doing business in China provided by local law and accounting firms.
  • Doing Business in China (The World Bank Group) – A summary of “Doing Business” data for China, including its overall “Ease of Doing Business” rank, and various key indicators of the business climate.
  • China – Information directory for all things related to foreign direct investment in China.
  • Guangzhou Development District – Investment guide to the Guangzhou region.
  • Index of Economic Freedom: China – A report on the business and economic freedom of China.
  • Invest Beijing – Information includes an investors FAQ, recommended projects, policy & regulations, development zones, and more.
  • Invest in China – Investment news and information for China.
  • Invest in Yantai, China – Business guide and investment info for Yantai, China.
  • Investing in China (Financial Times) – News, comment and analysis on investing in China.
  • Life in Guangzhou: Investment Environment – News and information about Guangzhou advantages and business opportunities.
  • State Administration of Industry and Commerce
  • World Investment Report 2007: Country Fact Sheet – China (PDF) – The Country Fact Sheet contains recent data on FDI flows and stocks, mergers and acquisitions, largest TNCs and regulatory changes in China.

Newspapers, Magazines & Blogs

  • All Roads Lead to China – China-based news, analysis, strategic insights, and advice.
  • Beijing Newspeak – A journalists thoughts, observations, frustrations about news on China as told by domestic and overseas media.
  • Caijing – Financial and Economic News – Find the latest insiders news on the Chinese economy, finance, industry, companies, and more.
  • – CCTV International (CCTV-9) is the English-language 24-hour news channel of China Central Television. The CCTV website offers headlines, news, and blogs.
  • China Business Network – Offers business information podcasts, plus news, videos, and blogs business about doing business in China.
  • China Challenges – News blog focusing on the political, economic, and social implications of the rise of the Peoples Republic of China.
  • China Daily Website – is the largest English portal in China, providing news, business information, BBS, learning materials.
  • China Digital Times – A collaborative news weblog covering Chinas social and political transition and its emerging role in the global community.
  • China Economic Review – China business news and information.
  • China Expat Magazine Archive
  • China Herald – Weblog with daily updates of the news on a harmonious, socialist society, from the perspective of internet entrepreneur, new media advisor and China-consultant Fons Tuinstra.
  • China Internet Information Center – A comprehensive China news and information web portal.
  • China Matters
  • China News ( – The latest news about China from The Guardian.
  • China News ( – China news from thousands of sources including video, audio, and blogs.
  • China News (The New York Times) – World news about China. Breaking news and archival information about its people, politics and economy from The New York Times.
  • China newsguide ( – Links and reviews of China news sites from The Guardian.
  • Chinamemes – News aggregator for China with top stories voted on by readers.
  • CRI English – CRI English is one of the few English portals in China, providing comprehensive news and information in China.
  • Danwei – Covers media, advertising, and urban life in China. With frequent reference to and translations from Mainland Chinese media not found anywhere else.
  • Go Kunming – Blog covering Kunming news, events, travel, business, and living.
  • The Chinese Central Governments Official Web Portal – News, press briefings, and official publications.
  • Hao Hao Report – The latest news and blog posts about China, as as submitted and voted on by the Hao Hao Report community.
  • Interfax China – News agency providing China business news. A number articles are available for free.
  • Life of Guangzhou – News and info portal for Guangzhou, China.
  • Mobinode – China tech news blog.
  • Peoples Daily Online – China, business, world, science, education, sports news and commentaries.
  • Shanghai Daily – English window to China news.
  • Shenzhen Daily – English daily newspaper of Shenzhen, China.
  • South China Morning Post – Independent daily providing news, analysis and in-depth reports from North Asia, South Asia and South East Asia. Registration required to read full articles.
  • thats Beijing Magazine Online
  • the Beijinger Blog
  • The China Blog (TIME) – Daily detours through the worlds fastest changing country.
  • The Editors Journal – China Economic Review
  • Xinhua – Online daily newspaper in English.

Travel & Tourism

  • Beijing Travel Guide (Fodors Online) – Get information on Beijing hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, sightseeing, and activities. Read the Fodors reviews, or post your own.
  • China Tourism – Official China tourism info portal.
  • China Travel ( – China travel articles, tips, and reviews from The Guardian.
  • China Travel Advice (Foreign & Commonwealth Office) – FCO travel advice on China.
  • China Travel Guide (Lonely Planet) – Lonely Planet China Travel Guide. China travel information, advice, hotels, reviews, maps and itineraries.
  • China Travel Guide (New York Times Travel) – Advice and reviews on the best hotels, restaurants, museums, shopping, bars and more in China.
  • China Travel Guide ( – China travel tips, reviews and photos, posted by real travelers.
  • China Travel Guide (Wikitravel) – Open source travel guide to China, featuring up-to-date information on attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, travel tips and more.
  • China Travel Guide (world66) – China travel guide with photos and reviews, from online contributors.
  • Guangzhou & Shenzhen Travel Guide (Fodors Online) – Get information on Guangzhou & Shenzhen hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, sightseeing, and activities. Read the Fodors reviews, or post your own.
  • International Travel Information: China – US Department of State travel information on China.
  • Live in Shanghai – Interactive Shanghai city guide, offering up-to-date information about travel, shopping, and life in Shanghai.
  • Livin In The Chonx: Chongqing Guide 2008 – Chongqing travel and lifestyle blog and guide.
  • Shanghai Travel Guide (Fodors Online) – Get information on Shanghai hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, sightseeing, and activities. Read the Fodors reviews, or post your own.
  • Tales of Asia: China – Offers practical information on travel to the southwest region of China, giving corrections to the Lonely Planet Southwest China guidebook. Also has info on other regions.
  • Travel ( – Travel news, photos, videos, and guides.
  • Travel China and Beyond – Travel blog by a married couple who has lived in multiple locations around the world including Asia/China, Europe and the US.
  • Your China Pal – Fluent in English and friendly, your China “pals” will assist you with anything from bargaining at craft markets to providing insight on the history of local attractions and much more.