Eight cities in China step on house-prices brake by Tom Marling in Real Estate 26 Sep 2017 Eight cities in China announced stronger steps to slow down the rate at which house prices rise, and so deflate what some call a property-price bubble. The news reinforced the prevailing wisdom, namely that cooling measures will remain in place well into 2018, undermining the possibility of a genuine recovery in the market for online real estate sites. This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share China DailyFang Holdings (NYSE: SFUN)Leju (NYSE: LEJU) Tom Marling Tom is a PhD candidate in Chinese History at Hong Kong Baptist University, and former PR consultant in Mainland China. He joined the AIM Group in 2016 as a writer/analyst.