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Shanghai to modify residential rental management regulations

Shanghai street view, Ai Chi-HanThe Shanghai city government is currently trying to amend its residential rental management regulations; once passed, future residential renting will have the following changes:

First, the number of tenants per room shall not exceed two people, exclusive of those with relations of statutory duty of maintenance, legal obligation of support and dependence.

Second, the living area per capita shall not be less than five square meters.

Third, the lessor is explicitly required to sign a letter of guaranty for responsibility of public security with a police station.

Fourth, the penalty , which was originally between 5,000 to 30,000 RMB, will be raised after the amendment to 10,000 to 100,000 RMB.

For more information: http://www.dfdaily.com/html/3/2014/3/1/1123670.shtml

Chi-Han Ai

Ph.D. candidate of EHESS ( École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris) focusing on regional economic development in China and Taiwan.

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Draft regulation raises fines for polluters

Wu Wencong ( China Daily), 2013-10-13

In Beijing‘s five-year air pollution control plan unveiled in September, the city said it aims to cut air pollution by a quarter by the end of 2017 (based on 2012 levels). The government plans to inject 200 billion yuan to 300 billion yuan to support different measures to fulfill its targets, including stronger punishments for violations, a congestion tax, promoting clean energy, improving public transport and curbing companies that pollute the air.

Read the full text article on China.daily.com


Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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