Feng shui is serious, serious business for some people in China. The ancient art has led men onto the path of corruption and, in extreme cases, driven them to a murderous state. Recently in the Qijiang county of Chongqing, a resident went as far as to cover an entire cliff face with green paint, as its original color had ‘a negative influence on the feng shui of his house’.
The man, Yang Zhigang, commissioned a team of five to six workers who were seen dangling from safety ropes to coat the cliff face a bright, some might say horrible, shade of green. The workers spent over a week spray-painting around 2,000 square meters of the 900-meter high cliff, leaving areas on either side untouched.
Local authorities are now investigating the case to determine the extent of the damage, although Zhang seems to consider the makeover a vast improvement.
“I think it [the cliff] looks good after a coat of paint, what’s right or wrong about it?” he was quoted as saying.
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