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Tough break for Mike Zhang here:
Mike Zhang considered himself serious boyfriend material. He knew what to order at an Italian restaurant. He could mix a tasty margarita. And he always volunteered to carry his girlfriend's handbag.
Then came the deal breaker. Zhang, a 28-year-old language tutor and interpreter, couldn't afford an apartment in the capital's scorching property market.
Rather than waste any more time, his girlfriend of more than two years dumped him.
Read more of the heartbreak created by China's surging property market in the LA Times. The article brings up an interesting question: Are Chinese more materialistic than others, or just more transparent about it?