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Housing Supply and Demand
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ID: 2228 Upper Intermediate
Housing prices in China continue to spiral higher and higher. Is there an end in sight or will more and more Chinese people be shut out of buying a home? In this lesson, ChinesePod gets in on the debate .
Wed Jul 10 2013 | John, Dilu
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|供不应求||gōngbùyìngqiú||supply isn't enough to meet demand|
|遵循||zūnxún||to abide by|
Péngfēi ，fángjià yòu yào zhǎng le ！
Peng Fei, housing prices have risen again!
nǐ zěnme zhīdào ？
How do you know?
xīnwén dōu shuō le ，chéngjiāoliàng dàdà zēngjiā ，gōngqiúguānxì yě gǎibiàn le ，xiànzài yòu shì gōngbùyìngqiú le 。gōngbùyìngqiú le ma ，jiàgé kěndìng yào shàngzhǎng le 。
All the news reports said so. The volume has increased greatly and the relationship between supply and demand has changed. Now there simply isn't enough supply to meet demand. If the supply doesn't meet demand, then prices are bound to increase.
bùhuì ba 。zěnme tiáokòng le bàntiān ，bùjiàn diē zhǐ jiàn zhǎng a ！
No way. How can they have been controlling the market for so long and we still don't see a fall in prices, only more increases!
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