Are Startups Behind the Rising Rents in Beijing?

People cross a street at Nanshan district in Shenzhen, China September 14, 2015. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

In Ep. 20 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma look into the alleged causes behind the recent 22% hike in rent prices in Beijing, a rise which has sparked outrage in citizens. In addition to blaming real estate startups, some headlines have also proclaimed that the influx of venture capital and private equity into the tech sector is at the root of the problem.

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