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China's Property Appetite

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 17 May 2010

Does the huge demand for property in China mean a bubble is developing in the market? Or does the appetite for new homes mean that the market will keep growing steadily?
The BBC's Chris Hogg reports from Shanghai on the plight of one hopeful home-buyer who can't afford an apartment.

Plus, Lesley Curwen talks to Matt Praeger about his remarkable job. He is described by some as 'a latter-day Cyrano de Bergerac'. He is an online dating coach who writes emails on behalf of male clients who are either too busy or too anxious to write to prospective dates themselves.

And Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times suggests that some professions don't understand what building a relationship with their clients is all about.



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