rchased by a joint venture between Partners Group, The Family Office, SDP Investments, and The Carlyle Group for around 9 billion yuan.
“Given the strong presence of leading and fast-growing IT firms in the area, Zhongguancun remai
ns a bright spot for investment opportunities in Beijing,” said Michael Wang, head of capital markets for JLL in Beijing.
“Due to the lack of commercial leasing space in the IT-driven submarket, rapidly expanding
companies are increasingly choosing to purchase entire buildings to meet large office requirements.”
An increasing number of countries have tapped into the convenience of e-visas to attra
ct more tourists from China, the world’s largest source of outbound tourists.
According to tourism insiders, the Japanese embassy in Beijing
said on Thursday during a meeting with local travel agencies that it will launch e-visa services
on May 1, allowing applicants to submit their materials online instead of sending paper documents.
“The embassy said that e-visa services may be available in consulates in other Chinese cities n
ext year,” said Han Zhisu, co-founder and CEO of 666visa.cn, a domestic platform where visa applicants can submit materials.