Demolition, China Style



The lengths Chinese real estate developers will go to when mere property owners refuse to sell up are yet again causing a stir, with the latest example seeing tenants simply having their building torn down around them.

After the owners of an apartment refused what was surely a very generous offer of compensation, they found the rest of their building pulled down anyway:





The holdouts complain they have been left stuck without water or power for a year whilst local authorities for some reason refuse to reconnect them, a not altogether uncommon situation for those who find themselves complicating someone’s real estate plans in China.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:14 19/07/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    She said power cut for more than half year and water cut for 5 months, "a year"... get your translation right, man.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:23 20/07/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    SanCom not really an official world news site

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:00 20/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Well, if it's only half a year, then I suppose it's entirely reasonable, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:27 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He doesn't care about accuracy. He often just cares about saying the most ridiculous thing possible despite how little truth it may contain.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:04 21/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not like most people can read anyway. Seriously. I bet most people just look at the pictures and then make up their own story.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:59 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    pretty much like everyone

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:32 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    ^^ Angry chinese nationalists

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:16 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    this. so fucking this. pls fuck me. uwotm8

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:18 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Indra EMC
    22:11 19/07/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Typical Chinese government, i remember they do the same for people who refuse to sell their homes because their government wanted to build a highway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:47 23/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    00:01 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    the government can and does the same in any country.The land belong to the government.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Eminent domain - Here in the States, they send the cops to haul your ass out of there first. That's the only difference...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:47 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Yeah happens everywhere. Used to only happen when a government was going to use the land for public works, now it is done almost exclusively for real estate developers. The low buyout is always hilarious because the developers are of course going to make a fortune from whatever they build.

    What is even more fun is when the developer/govt runs out of funds after demolishing and doesn't redevelop the land at all:

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:48 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    anon 01:40 He was being sarcastic...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:40 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Here in Brazil the same thing, only pay the lowest possible value, have ever seen a situation where it was just a occupied home in the middle of several debris and heavy machinery.
    But .. she is not afraid that the building fall? with the empty lot, the wind blows straight into the building already fragile ..
    Perhaps the government is hoping that ...
    Generous amount? highly doubt ........

    Comment by Anonymous

    Get your fact right, you filthy barbarians.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:15 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Poor Japanese youth, lied to by the government. You think the US are full of barbarians? Google search "Rape of Nanjing".

    Who's the barbarians now?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:35 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't know about much of you but in my classes I learned about a bunch of the shit my "Perfect" country of America has done.

    No country is perfect.

    @ 7:46: Who are you learning history from?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:46 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The United States also raises its kids without telling them the truth about much of our history. We get myths about the American Revolution, myths about our involvement in various wars, and myths about other countries. There is no room to cast stones for any of us.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:02 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Listen you filthy twats. People are good, sociopaths are evil. Sociopaths run virtually all worldwide governments now. They bring shame, disaster, bed reputations to any nation. And most of these governments are run by an even higher group, the international banking sector (or world-rape system). So bitch about each other as much as you want, in "reality" the only good nations are ones not run by genetic sociopaths nor the Reserve Bank mafia. You lot just twiddle around bitch, bitch, bitch in endless circles while completely ignoring the real problem.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    11:01 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Anon 2:27
    The US never used concentration camps in WWII.
    Now it did put Japanese Americans in interment camps which was a dick move on it's part but these were no where near as bad as the conditions in camps of the Axis powers and in fact they probably still lived under better conditions then the average person in WWII Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:27 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because US has been such great country: Slavery, multiple massacres of native americans including such "glorious battles" like wounded knee, concentration camps for japanese in WWII, Agent Orange in Vietnam, Operation Cyclone which eventually created Al-Qaeda, Patriot Act, Prism... We'll see what will follow.

    Japanese were brutal, unhuman even but it all happened 70 years ago... What do you have to defend for the US and it's ONGOING barbarism?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:50 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I never once claimed the US being a good country. EVERY COUNTRY is shit.

    It's Japan and their youth raised to believe they have done no wrong. Why else do you think China and Korea hate you guys so much? Because your government white-washing your textbooks.

    Comment by Anonymous

    where did this japanese thing came from ?

    Comment by Anonymous

    So if Japan agreed to give you all the women in Nagasaki or something would you be satisfied?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:42 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    only time I google rape is for fapping, I don't pay attention to half the shit on sankaku.
    When it comes to anything Chinese, it's just another "explode" joke which isn't really that witty anymore.
    Nowhere is perfect, but It involves humans, so why would it be, we're the infestation of earth, we should all die and be done with it.
    Anyone know when a real apocalypse is going to wipe us out of existence? I'm looking forward to that!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:04 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    01:02 20/07/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Gotta hand it to them, they know the way of pinpoint demolition.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:55 20/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Not a surprise considering China continues to build new cities and buildings nobody can afford to live in. Then they're suddenly shocked when some people refuse to move out despite their mighty government asking them to leave.

    How long until the bubble bursts? Then China will be in much a similiar situation as Japan was during the 90s- or worse when people find out that China's economic success is basically one huge lie.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    11:05 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It will be chaos when that bubble bursts and a lot of Chinese probably will end up squatting ie just moving into some of those expensive apartments they can't afford.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:23 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    When that bubble bursts it wont just be China that has a problem. So much of our stuff comes from China we will all feel it.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    02:52 21/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    China is mostly assembly.
    A lot of stuff from there can just as easily be manufactured else where if the shit really hit the fan.

    You won't be buying android tablets for $80 any more though.
    Perhaps this would be a good thing as the throw away economy is an unsustainable one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:03 19/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    That'll teach them to get in the way of progress.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Jew detected, but takes real balls to not give up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:36 19/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    You know that "very generous offer of compensation" was sarcasm right?

    The compensation is most likely not enough for her to afford a new house.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:08 19/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It's not a matter of thinking they can do it. It is a matter of knowing they can do it. Openly and without repercussions. Welcome to Earth... leave your money at the door.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:18 19/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That was awful if it is the truth..

    Forced into a corner of living in a house with no water and electricity, still better than get a little compensation which not enough to afford a new house.

    I fuckin hate mega corporation that operate like this, just because they have the money power they think they can oppress poor people.

    At least give her money enough for a new home, after deciding to kick her out of her old home.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    11:10 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm surprised mobile homes are not popular in China.
    It seems like an affordable solution to their problem.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:48 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The last farmer holdout for that fake museum must have gotten an extra 10,000 yuan.

    Comment by Anonymous

    you know shit.

    the compensation is great, the contractors will pay for your house to be torn down and rebuilt then once it's rebuilt they'll give you your share of the apartment back, and if your a farmer with a lot of land, you get back multiple apartment buildings. (My cousin's family who were farmers now own 7 apartment complexes and are filthy rich)

    Comment by Anonymous

    No, the last few holdouts always get high payment, often under the table. It's the easy movers early on that get cheated. If she stayed at this point, she's holding out for more money.

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    Comment by Gradius
    10:41 20/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Even 6 months is a LOT! Keep w/o water and energy for few hours to see! Is just pure caos!

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    Comment by Rya
    19:56 19/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Jenga. China style.

    23:57 19/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Haha china you so funny.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:58 19/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    ...And the building is still more structurally sound than what will be built next to it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:29 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This is legal blackmailing. Very gangsterism in their legal way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:11 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why not just explode the building? It's not like someone is going to say "oh look -- an explosion. That's odd." This is in China, right?

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    08:35 20/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    the neko smoking the cig, says:


    Comment by Anonymous
    08:58 22/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Reminds me of the house and bar in the coursers if 30 rock.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    11:28 22/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeh that's gonna fall over next windy day.

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