外文标题：China aims for target of 6 million public homes in 2014
BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to start building at least 6 million units of public housing next year, state media said on Saturday, reinforcing a government effort to supply more low-cost homes to counter record property prices.
But next year's target is lower than the 2013 objective, even though China built more public homes this year than it had planned, Xinhua said, citing the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.
The country began building 6.7 million units of public homes this year and has completed 80 percent of them, Xinhua said. The government had intended to start work on 6.3 million units in 2013 and finish building three-quarters of them.
Large-scale construction of public homes in China not only supports growth in the world's second-largest economy, it also helps to quell discontent over soaring house prices.
Yet some have in the past criticized China's public homes - also known as affordable housing - as being ineffective because they say good apartments are set aside for officials, leaving poorly built ones for the public.
Yep, sounds like the USA with the only exception being we build them for the people who don't want to work.
Meanwhile, over 1 million Americans will face homelessness for the first time in their lives due to the GOP plan of not extending unemployment benefits.
With over a billion people it's like saying the U.S. is going to build two apartment houses next year.
you have very bad math skill.
Not so PC, it's just that you have no comprehension skill at all.
What is wrong with their ghost cities? Are they going to populate them?
Another proof that China is before collapse. So many empty apartments
In terms of tangible output, China's Construction is 10 times larger than USA's. Does anyone think China does not have the world's biggest economy?
Their population also 10 times+more
The sad reality is that the US has the most concentration of wealth than any other nations.
Why is that sad? The success that generates that wealth is sad? How stupid are you?
Unsatisfied: If you don't like wealth or the ability to amass it, then get the hell out-and stay out!
But the Chinese gov will do nothing to clean the filthiest and most polluted air in the world for their people
sadly enough , no government does anything but put some laws, which are then not enforced.
The primary consideration is housing.
Many young Chinese people couldn't home.
Kascha_The smog is their symbol of a continued progress, the only solution for that is to wear gas mask...
They just use their lungs to purify the air. Besides, the smog prevents targeting their military installations with stealth bomber laser sights.
I am sure they are of great quality and could probably withstand a .0001 earthquake.....
If you want anything said, look for an American politician. If you want anything done, look for a Chinese.
and if you want it done right look at the American worker
china is an authoritarian nation.
but they always listen to the people.
what happen to those democratic nation?
build more villa and bungalow for their elite.