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Global Times – Metro Beijing - - TWO CENTS -

“I di­vorced my ex-hus­band in 2012, yet in 2014, a hous­ing agency called me, say­ing that the apart­ment I bought had been sold.”

So said a woman sur­named Niu. She and her then hus­band sur­named Di got di­vorced in 2012, and he moved out. How­ever, in Septem­ber 2014, a hous­ing agency told Niu that the apart­ment she had bought be­fore their mar­riage had been sold. Niu said that Di found a woman to im­per­son­ate her and sign the au­tho­riza­tion let­ter so that a man sur­named Sun could sell the apart­ment. Her ex-hus­band also stole her prop­erty own­er­ship certificate, ID card and house­hold regis­tra­tion for the apart­ment. Niu filed a law­suit against Di, Sun and the hous­ing agency and asked the court to in­val­i­date the hous­ing contract. The Haid­ian dis­trict court re­cently heard the case and ruled that the hous­ing contract was in­valid. Peo­ple who try to cheat oth­ers by forg­ing doc­u­ments will be black­listed on the so­cial credit sys­tem. (Source: The Bei­jing Youth Daily)

Il­lus­tra­tions: Peter C. Espina/GT

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