Demolition, China Style

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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:

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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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