Blame the in-laws for China's soaring house prices

A running joke in contemporary China is that demanding mothers-in-law are responsible for driving up house prices. It’s not as ridiculous a theory as it sounds.

House prices in China have skyrocketed in the last decade, making the country one of the least affordable places in the world to buy property, relative to income. One of the most popular jokes among Chinese bachelors is that the country’s demanding mothers-in-law are behind the soaring house prices.

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