On August 16, at the opening ceremony of the Real Estate Expo of Shimen District, Changde City, Hunan Province, Deng Bibo, secretary of the Shimen District Party Committee called on people to buy as many houses as possible, that is, “If you already bought one property, then buy a second one. If you already bought the second one, then buy a third one. If you’ve bought the third one, buy the fourth one.” The speech by Deng attracted comments from the online community.