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HOHHOT Cheap Nike Air Max 2018 , June 28 (Xinhua) — Having worked in Ordos in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region for nearly six years, Zhang Xin, a clerk at a property management company, is relieved to have bought a new apartment last year.
“The price we bought at was 5,900 yuan (860 U.S. dollars) per square meter. Today it is worth almost 9,000 yuan per square meter,” Zhang’s father Zhang Wenquan said.
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With an area of some 30 square kilometers, Kangbashi was a futuristic town built on a wasteland in Ordos. Work began in 2004. Facilities of the town were widely put into use only in 2009.
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In 2016, a total of 2,089 apartments were sold and more than 1,700 had been sold by June 20 this year.
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The cool climate in summer and the nearby prairies have brought the tourists in and along with a number of retirees, attracting even more people from other places to move in.
Wang Yongcheng, 74, a retired cadre from Hangjin Banner of Ordos, is among them. He bought a 134-square-meter apartment in Kangbashi two years ago.
“Kangbashi is like a big park with green space everywhere,” Wang said, well satisfied with a retirement replete with recreational alternatives.
Zhang Wenquan echoes his views and told Xinhua he is very pleased to live in Kangbashi Nike Air Max 90 Womens , breathing fresh air and enjoying the green and pleasant environment, good security and convenient public services.
“My brother, who is in his 80s, at first did not believe what I told him about Kangbashi until he visited us,” Zhang said.
Liu Hai’e said more than 60 percent of new house buyers over the past two years in the district have come from neighboring areas.
Over 40,000 apartments have been built since construction started in 2004. Most have now been sold and no more than 500 remain available.
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DETROIT, the United States, June 20 (Xinhua) — Alibaba founder Jack Ma said Tuesday the Chinese e-commerce giant is confident that it will help support one million small U.S. businesses to sell to China and the rest of Asia through its network in the next five years.
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The conference marks Alibaba’s official first step to introduce opportunities in China to U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises.
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