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Jan 30, 2015

Sunac China to buy 49.3 percent stake in troubled developer Kaisa: Caixin

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Sunac China Holdings Ltd has agreed to buy a 49.3 percent stake in troubled Chinese property developer Kaisa Group, a report in financial news magazine Caixin said on Friday, citing an unidentified senior company executive.

The report came as Sunac announced a share trading suspension pending the release of an “announcement containing inside information in relation to the company.”

Jan 27, 2015

Kaisa failed to unblock sales during talks with Shenzhen govt-company source

HONG KONG, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Troubled Chinese property
developer Kaisa Group failed to remove a local
government block on sales at its Shenzhen projects during talks
with public officials on Monday, a company source familiar with
the discussions said.

Kaisa’s top executives held a high-level meeting with senior
Shenzhen government officials on Monday afternoon in the
Longgang district in northern Shenzhen, where two of Kaisa’s new
projects are blocked, according to the source.

Jan 20, 2015

China “has the power” to introduce tough security laws in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa said on Tuesday tough Chinese national security laws could be introduced in Hong Kong, stoking fears China may tighten control in its southern financial hub after last year’s pro-democracy street protests.

Pro-Beijing politicians and left-leaning newspapers have called for China’s draconian national security laws – used by Communist Party authorities to crush dissent – to be implemented in Hong Kong after last year’s civil disobedience campaign.

Jan 14, 2015

Business as usual for Kaisa in Shenzhen despite sales block

SHENZHEN, Jan 14 (Reuters) – As creditors circle troubled
Chinese property developer Kaisa Group, it’s business
as usual at the company’s sales office and housing projects in
the southern city of Shenzhen.

In a northern suburb, construction workers in yellow hats at
the Kaisa City Plaza development could be seen renovating flats
on Tuesday, while agents at the firm’s downtown sales office
were going about their jobs as normal, despite the prospect of a
debt default hanging over the developer.

Jan 14, 2015

Hong Kong leader warns of “anarchy”; opposition disrupts session

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying warned pro-democracy protesters on Wednesday they risked “anarchy” as he sought to bolster his support in his first policy address since demonstrations rocked the financial hub last year.

Before Leung gave his annual speech, opposition lawmakers disrupted proceedings, calling on him to step down. Some held up banners demanding full democracy and then walked out of the legislature under yellow umbrellas – a symbol of the protests.

Jan 13, 2015

Housing in focus as Hong Kong leader seeks support in post-protest address

HONG KONG, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Leung
Chun-ying is expected to focus on housing, the economy and youth
issues in his policy address on Wednesday, seeking to bolster
support after last year’s massive pro-democracy protests and
widespread calls for him to quit.

The annual policy blueprint has been a key platform for
leaders in the Chinese-controlled city to hand out billions to
the less-advantaged in the form of tax breaks, or to signal
shifts in economic, property and political policies.

Jan 13, 2015

Hong Kong leader seeks to rebuild with post-protest policy address

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying is expected to focus on property, the economy and youth issues in his policy address on Wednesday, seeking to bolster support after last year’s massive pro-democracy protests and widespread calls for him to quit.

The annual policy blueprint has been a key platform for leaders in the Chinese-controlled city to hand out billions to the less-advantaged in the form of tax breaks, or to signal shifts in economic, property and political policies.

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