Shabby 11–square-meter room in Beijing' school district sold for 5,300,000 RMB
An 11-square-meter room hidden in the corner of a small courtyard home in downtown Xicheng district, Beijing, was just sold for 5,300,000 RMB, much higher than the 4,600,000 asking price due to strong competition, according to a report by the Voice of China.
The anonymous buyer allegedly set eyes on the room without independent bathroom or central heating facilities because it is located near a famous primary school.
The much-coveted household registration (hukou) it brings can ensure their children be enrolled in the school. All primary schools in Beijing can only enroll children whose hukou is registered in nearby residential communities.
a shabby trick
The outside of the house was beginning to look shabby.
2.courtyard n.天井， 庭院，院子
3.set eyes on v.口>看到，瞧见，把目光放在...
4.heating facilities 加热设备，供暖设施