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Officials to buy houses

In China’s housing crisis, some cities are resorting to drastic measures. In Shimen, in Hunan province, an official called on state employees to buy new properties. According to a Reuters report, the official said at a property fair, that he hopes “attendees, including government officials, will lead the way in buying another home.” In the city of Sixian, Anhui Province, with a population of 800,000, state officials are expected to sell properties to their friends and family, a report from the municipal government states.

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