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Chinese Airline Swoops for Manhattan Landmark?

International real estate companies have been organizing tours for cash-flush Chinese investors to search for bargains among the shuttered remains of America's post-crash real estate market. One such investor gives a breakdown of his recent trip touring Manhattan in a article featured in Sohu's Monday finance section.

Vision Finance Securities CEO Ma JiaYing's" Probing the Unknowns of the American Real Estate Market" includes this tasty aside of a potential future real estate transaction sure to bring up memories of foreign purchases past.

  除此之外,市场传闻中国某航空公司正在和纽约州政府谈判,要买下纽约某知名大楼。整个谈判过程听上去非常有趣:此航空公司看中了某栋大楼,根据开价上来就是拦腰一砍,给了50%的回价。州政府是又想卖又不舍得卖,想卖是因为财政紧张不得不套现,而市场上除了这家机构,几乎无人回价,而不舍得卖是因为价格出的实在低。估计经过几回撮合谈判,双方在价格上应该很快能达成一致。

"Besides all this, a market rumor currently making the rounds is that a Chinese airline company is in talks with the State of New York to purchase a certain well-known building in New York.  It appears that the talks themselves have been very interesting.  When this particular Chinese airline saw the building, they immediately cut the price in half, offering 50% of the list price.  The State of New York is torn, wanting to sell the building but also hesitant to sell.  The reason they want to sell is because their strained finances leave them no choice and because besides this organization they have basically no other offers. However, they are hesitant because the feel the selling price is too low.  It is estimated that both sides will quickly agree to price terms after a few more rounds of negotiation."


Any guess on the NY Post headline when this deal goes through?