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A Family Tried to Skirt China Property Rules With 23 Divorces and Weddings

  • One family churned through 23 divorces, weddings in a month
  • Ploy was to get more compensation for demolished house

Photographer: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

Faking a divorce has been a ploy used by Chinese couples desperate to skirt the nation’s property curbs.

But a family in the city of Lishui has taken the scam to extreme lengths, churning through 23 divorces and weddings in a month.