Monetizing love, or iPhone7s are a girl’s best friend

Given what a the challenge it can be to get on the property ladder in the country, it’s probably no surprise that Chinese social media was buzzing with one particular property story last week….

Xiaoli, a woman from the city of Shenzhen in southern China, asked each of her 20 current boyfriends to buy her a newly launched iPhone 7. She then sold all of the phones to a mobile phone recycling site called Hui Shou Bao for 120,000 Chinese yuan (about £14,500), and used the money to put down a deposit on a house in the countryside. [BBC]

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