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    VERTICAL GARDENS

    About 15 years ago, I met an uncommon and fascinating man. His solid reputation as a scientist and researcher preceded him, a living encyclopedia on plants worldwide — growing in severe and difficult conditions, deprived of light in the shadows of tall trees (where, in contrast to the old saying, there is always something growing), or deprived of nutrients among rocks... Here was a man who was familiar with strolling the Amazon forests and riding under the canopy on a raft.

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    YUNG HO CHANG'S SPLIT HOUSE

    Nestled in the hills northwest of Beijing, a lesser-known attraction vies for attention with a well-touristed section of China's Great Wall: eleven ultramodern villas, each designed by a top architect from China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, or Singapore.

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