China will step up property controls in smaller cities - finance official

BEIJING, March 8 (Reuters) - A senior Communist Party economic official said he believes China will step up property control policies in smaller cities known as tier-three and tier-four cities.

The comments were made by Yang Weimin on the sidelines of the annual parliament session. Yang did not indicate a timeframe for the tighter policies.

(Reporting by Yawen Chen and Beijing Monitoring Desk Editing by Jacqueline Wong)