Housing bargains for Wenzhou cadres?

A popular item on the internet, which I’ve found just incidentally, is what purports to be a document issued by the Headquarters for the Reconstruction of the Historical Centre of Wenzhou 温州市旧城改建指挥部. Here’s a rough translation:

To alleviate a shortage in funds for the construction of resettlement housing (安置房), in 2005 our department decided to sell 94 houses at a temporary price 暂定价 and in derogation to the normal sales procedure to “external personnel” 外部人员.

We hereby transmit the list of buyers and their addresses.

Headquarters for the Reconstruction of the Historical Centre of Wenzhou

January 7, 2009
The so-called 外部人员, who presumably bought the apartments for a bargain price, were all members of the local elite. Here’s the documents. I cannot vouch for their authenticity, but I find them interesting enough to share.





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