Residents smoke cigarettes and play a board game as they sit in front of a residential apartment block in central Beijing

 
Residents smoke cigarettes and play a board game as they sit in front of a residential apartment block in central Beijing
Residents smoke cigarettes and play a board game as they sit in front of a residential apartment block in central Beijing May 18, 2012. Chinese home prices fell for a second month in April from a year earlier, a trend likely to continue if the government maintains efforts to pull them back to what it calls "reasonable levels" to ease social discontent. Average home prices in China's 70 major cities fell 1.2 percent last month from a year earlier, after a fall of 0.7 percent in March, according to Reuters calculations of data published on Friday by the National Bureau of Statistics. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT)