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Shanghai couples file for divorce after rumors swirl about property-buying restrictions

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
peculation that the city will soon impose a one-year waiting period on divorced people who seek to purchase a home as part of its broader effort to dampen property prices has brought about a tenfold increase in the number of couples filing divorce applications.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.