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Home Amid Chinese Highway
a Symbol of Resistance

ABC News, by Didi Tang

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Posted By:ledwith, 11/23/2012 10:27:11 AM

In the middle of an eastern Chinese city´s new main road, rising incongruously from a huge circle in the freshly laid pavement, is a five-story row house with ragged edges. This is the home of the duck farmer who said "no." Luo Baogen and his wife are the lone holdouts from a neighborhood that was demolished to make way for the main thoroughfare heading to a newly built railway station on the outskirts of the city of Wenling in Zhejiang province.
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Coming soon to your hometown. This quote is timely and chilling: "The Luo family is not rich," Chen said, acknowledging that they can ill afford such a big loss on their home. "But the policy is what it is."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley, 11/23/2012 11:30:49 AM     (No. 9030595)

Interesting that property rights seem to mean more there than here. The only thing that keeps this from being a US story is that the sheriff hasn´t broken the door down, and the house isnt being dozed for an owl habitat or a mall.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/23/2012 2:53:48 PM     (No. 9030839)

I was thinking the same thing as #1. In this country, it would never have gotten to this stage. They would have hauled the guy off and torn down his house anyway. I actually believe their is more opportunity and freedom in China these days that here in Obama´s USSA.


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