Zeng Yongchang

Zeng Yongchang

Retired economist

Zeng Yongchang is a retired economist who was formerly with the Ministry of Land and Resources in Sichuan and the Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences. His research areas include land economics, property economics, and the cultural and tourism economy.

This photo taken on 13 July 2022, shows a housing complex under construction in Dongguan, in China's southern Guangdong province. (Jade Gao/AFP)

China’s overreliance on land finance could lead to its downfall

Retired economist Zeng Yongchang shares his views on China’s land finance policies — while quick and efficient, land finance is unsustainable, as evidenced by the widening inequality, intensifying social conflicts and dire economic situation.