2 weeks Plants, bugs seize China green apartments Inquirer
BEIJING --- An experimental green housing project in a Chinese megacity promised prospective residents life in a "vertical forest," with manicured gardens on every balcony. All 826 apartments were sold out by April this year, according to the project's estate agent, but instead of a modern eco-paradise, the towers look like the set of a desolate, postapocalyptic film. The problem? The mosquitoes love the plants, too. Only a handful of families have moved into Chengdu's Qiyi City Forest Garden because of an infestation, state media have reported. The project in the southwestern city was built in 2018, with every private ... more