China to share housing info online

Updated: 2012-01-06 21:37


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BEIJING - China will accelerate the construction of its personal housing information system and share housing information for 40 major cities online by the end of June, China's housing authority said Friday.

According to a statement posted on the website of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, the establishment of the housing information system will be one of the ministry's most significant projects this year.

China first ordered urban authorities to start working on the system in April 2010 as part of its efforts to rein in runaway housing prices.

The system will allow housing authorities at all levels to know the exact housing status of every individual in their area and acquire the data needed for policymaking and implementation.