How to buy indoor hanging plants in China
A woman is seen inside a cage after purchasing a cage at a store in Chongqing, southwest China’s Guangdong province, March 2, 2021.
The Chinese government is cracking down on the consumption of indoor hanging plant products.
(Photo: Xinhua, Beijing, file)The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of China, said on Wednesday that indoor hanging and cage decorations are banned in the country.
“The use of indoor and outdoor hanging plants is strictly prohibited, including in hotels, residential buildings, shopping malls, public places, and other public places,” the paper said.
The Chinese Communist Party also said in a statement Wednesday that the government will make “a thorough investigation” into the use of hanging plants, and will “totally eradicate” the illegal production of indoor plants.
The People on Fire said in its report that indoor plants were widely used as a means to collect waste and the products were being sold for $5 a kilogram.
The plant has been outlawed in some provinces in the past, including the restive provinces of Heilongjiang, Xinjiang, Sichuan, and Tibet.
But the Communist Party has also been encouraging people to grow plants indoors.
The United States, Australia, France, Canada and South Africa have banned the plant.
The World Health Organization has said that indoor hangings have become a growing threat in China, with more than 20,000 deaths reported in 2016.