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ItemfromJuly26,1990,in ChinaDaily:Residentsofa Beijingneighborhoodwill soonbeginmovingtomodernapartmentsmodeledaftertheirtraditionalcourtyard homes....
Theapartmentsweresold totheformerresidentsfor about600yuanpersquare meter,whilethemarket priceis2,500to3,000yuan.
Beijing authorities are taking steps to restore the city’s historic architecture that includes hutong, or narrow alleyways, and siheyuan, or traditional courtyard residences.
In December, the city’s environmental construction planning division launched a campaign to demolish illegal constructions in about 1,500 hutong.
To protect siheyuan, the local government issued a notice in 2004 encouraging companies and individuals to buy them, sparking interest among the wealthy, who are now adding siheyuan to their collection of homes.
But for most residents living in the capital, soaring home prices make owning an apartment very difficult.
An average household in Beijing will have to save for more than 30 years to buy a 90-square-meter apartment, based on price-toincome ratios, according to a ranking compiled earlier this year by global advisory company Oxford Economics. Last month, median home prices in Beijing topped 60,000 yuan ($8,900) per sq m.
To help middle- and lowincome families own property, authorities are adopting various measures, including affordable housing programs.