People queue to get tickets to join a waiting list for new apartments ...
Jan 10th, 2011
(AFP/File) - People queue to get tickets to join a waiting list for new apartments being put on the market by local government in Qingdao, eastern China. A man has been left in a coma after a brawl among hundreds of homebuyers queuing up to buy cut-rate flats in the region, state media has said, highlighting growing anxiety about high property prices.(AFP/File) -
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