Apartments, apartments, everywhere; nor any flat to buy: Survey after survey reveals that young Chinese are stressed out — and skyrocketing property prices are one of the main reasons. Zhuo Yang/NPR hide caption itoggle caption Zhuo Yang/NPR Parallels Concrete Floors! No Working Toilet! Just $200K In Shanghai June 23, 2013 In China, if you want to get hitched, you pretty much need to have a house. No house? Good luck to you, comrade. After decades of explosive growth, the cost of living in China's big cities has skyrocketed, and a generation of young people has been largely priced out of the housing market.