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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:20 pm    Post subject: Chinese middle of the road home, demolished Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20566295

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A five-storey home marooned in the middle of a new road in China for more than a year because its owner refused to leave has finally been demolished.

The road, in China's's eastern Zhejiang province, was built around the house because duck farmer Luo Baogen was holding out for more compensation.

Mr Luo, 67, said he had just finished the home at a cost of $95,000 and had been offered only $35,000 to move.

Officials say he finally accepted $41,000, and the bulldozers moved in.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fun. You can count on governments and companies to screw over the people that make their existence necessary.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huh? Most western governments would have seized the land by eminent domain. China is a shining exception.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dmitchell wrote:
Huh? Most western governments would have seized the land by eminent domain. China is a shining exception.

Much more lenient than the State of Oregon.
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