Housing reform is impossible because China's overall social reform
environment is not ready for it.
It's the State's duty to provide shelter for urban employees as a kind of
The commercialization or privatization of housing is synonymous with making
money out of people's pockets.
This runs counter to the ideals of socialism.
In China's urban areas, the per capita monthly income is no more than 80
Yuan, which is not even enough for food and other necessities.
How can city dwellers find extra money to buy a house?
Housing gives the rich minority rather than the average majority a chance to
It is difficult for enterprises to earmark large sums of money to support
housing reform since many of them are not profitably run.
The price of housing has rocketed to 2000 Yuan a square meter in some
At the present salary level a teacher would have to have a lifetime's
savings before being able to buy a two-room apartment.
Housing reform is being carried out in units with vastly different conditions.
It may happen that some units have empty houses waiting for buyers
whereas others try desperately to find money to build new houses.
People like the system as it now works.
Change does not always improve things.