A World Without Mistresses


In case you were planning on renting an apartment in Beijing, remember to look for a building that is not full of country girls who are living as mistresses. It's not that you won't enjoy your neighbors--it's that you are going to pay too much in rent.

How is this a uniquely Chinese phenomenon? Couldn't it be said that this problem once plagued New York City or is the scale of mistress keeping much too high in China for this to be a universal problem?