The fatal blasts in Tianjin last week have taught real estate developers to monitor closely what is planned for areas surrounding their residential complexes, the president of China's largest real estate developer by sales value has said.
Death toll from blast rises to 114, with 70 missing
Qu Ruijing, a senior chemical researcher, and some selected Internet users took part in a Q&A session with Xinhua.
Some property owners near the Tianjin blast site expect the government to buy apartments that were damaged by Wednesday's explosions, but government officials have not made such a commitment.
One sentence in the Newseum in Washington has stuck in my mind since a trip last summer: When you see people run against the crowd toward the danger, they are probably firefighters, police or journalists.