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Is buying a house in a school district worth it if when your child graduates university, he or she cannot afford to buy a house in a similar neighborhood?


A post that was meant to be a joke has sparked a heated discussion on the Chinese Internet over the housing price in school districts.

Is buying a house in a school district worth it if when your child graduates university, he or she cannot afford to buy a house in a similar neighborhood?

A post that was meant to be a joke has sparked a heated discussion on the Chinese Internet over the housing price in school districts.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 17:43:39

Many faces of feminism

The popular Chinese talk show Round Table recently invited 42-year-old actress and director Xu Jinglei and 27-year-old writer Jiang Fangzhou to talk about gender relations and marriage in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 13:58:39

Ride sharing to fit in?

Shared bikes are rapidly becoming the center of attention in my WeChat friend circle. Many of my friends post photos of themselves riding bikes, especially during the weekend in natural ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 13:48:39

Word matters

“We pressed all the buttons in the elevator, but still nothing happened.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 13:43:39

Vietnam: Movie showcases country

The newly released Hollywood movie Kong: Skull Island became a medium for cultural exchange between Vietnam and China during a public viewing organized by the Vietnamese Embassy in Beijing on ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 5:03:40

France: Embassy celebrates French gastronomy

The French Embassy in Beijing joined over 140 French embassies around the world in celebrating Goût de France with a French food festival on March 21. Initiated by the French Ministry ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 5:03:40

Israel: PM’s visit forges stronger ties

During Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to China from March 19 to 22, the Prime Minister’s Business and Innovation Summit took place at Beijing Sofitel Wanda on March 20, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 5:03:40

Word matters

“I have no way to exact my revenge on them but to steal their belongings.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 5:03:39

Managing your agent

Scam artist, crooks, double-crossing thieves and good-for-nothing scum. When you overhear these words in a conversation in China, it is safe to say someone is talking about their housing agent. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 5:03:39

I prefer a man with experience

“If given the chance, which one would you chose to date, a man with relationship experience or a man without?” my friend Lily asked me during brunch.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 5:03:39

Many misconceptions about Jewish people are shared by Chinese locals due to lack of exposure and relying on TV and entertainment to shape their beliefs

As a Jewish man from America that has been in China since the 1990s, I have been a witness to many misconceptions that the Chinese people have about people from ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/24 15:03:39

Odor sells out addicts, dealers

The arrest of two drugs addicts led to the capture of six drug dealers in an early morning operation on March 8. The addicts were arrested by patrol police who ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 18:43:40

Consumer sues cosmetic brand

A man surnamed Cheng sued Beijing Dabao Cosmetics Co Ltd, saying that its famous product Dabao SOD Milk damaged his eyes, the Beijing Morning Post reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 18:43:40

Guest beats hotel worker

A male employee of a hotel in Shijingshan district was beaten by a guest when he asked to see his identification card on March 20, the Beijing Morning Post reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 18:43:39

Agraphia grips China as citizens abandon pen and paper for the convenience of gadgets with Pinyin to hanzi keyboards

Emily Liu, 25, sighed heavily when she learned there was going to be a group meeting in the afternoon. She is a manager’s assistant, and she gets nervous every time ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 18:43:39

2017 World Ladies Championship ends

The 2017 World Ladies Championship was held on the Blackstone Course at Mission Hills in Haikou, Hainan Province from March 17 to 19. A total of 126 female golfers from ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 18:38:39

Changes in society, wanting more freedom and evolution in sexual behavior are causing people to turn to less serious relationships

Zhang Hao (pseudonym), a 26-year-old white-collar worker in Beijing, felt pleased when he woke up one morning recently with a woman he met a couple of months ago lying next ...
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2017/3/23 15:48:39

Praise for China’s ‘toilet revolution’

That Tiantan Park, one of Beijing’s most attractive tourist spots, has installed facial recognition machines in its toilets, limiting users to a 60-centimeter length of tissue (the average length of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 14:13:39