Nobel winner Mo Yan buys house in Beijing

2013-05-21 02:43:51 GMT2013-05-21 10:43:51(Beijing Time)  SINA English
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By Song Yu, Sina English

The Nobel Laureate for literature Mo Yan recently bought a house in Beijing, reported by Chinese media. The 200㎡-house, located outside the fifth Ring road of Beijing costs him 3.6M yuan or $586,100, almost half of his Nobel prize.

When previously asked how he plans to use the prize, Mo Yan admitted that he would consider buying a house in Beijing so that he could move out from his current 91㎡ home in which the family of 5, including his wife, daugher, son-in-law and grandson, lives. But given the soaring housing price, he wouldn't expect a big one.

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