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Chinese mom buys 2-year-old daughter $6.5m apartment

Mother told realtor daughter was "either going to Columbia, or NYU, maybe Harvard."

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The Manhattan skyline on November 1, 2012 in New York City. (Afton Almaraz/AFP/Getty Images)

A Chinese woman has bought her 2-year-old daughter a $6.5 million apartment in Manhattan.

Realtor Kevin Brown told Chinese television station CCTV that the woman said her toddler daughter would be going to Columbia University, New York University or maybe Harvard. (Perhaps the distance from New York City to Boston doesn't seem so far from China.)

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"I was just shocked,” Brown said.

The luxury apartment is located in a new building, which is still under construction, near Manhattan's pricey Fifth Avenue.

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CNBC reported Chinese investment in the US will likely break another record this year, according to research firm Rhodium Group.

Last year alone, Chinese buyers purchased some $9 billion in real estate, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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