Road is built around a house after elderly Chinese couple refuse to move Reviewed by Momizat on . A lone apartment building stands in the middle of a newly built road after an elderly couple refused to relocate. Luo Baogen and his wife insist on living in th A lone apartment building stands in the middle of a newly built road after an elderly couple refused to relocate. Luo Baogen and his wife insist on living in th Rating:
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Road is built around a house after elderly Chinese couple refuse to move

A lone apartment building stands in the middle of a newly built road after an elderly couple refused to relocate.

Luo Baogen and his wife insist on living in the half-demolished building in the city of Wenling, in Zhejiang province, China because they believe that the relocation compensation offered by the government is not enough.

Now the only building left standing, the five storey block is a strange sight as cars drive around it while the couple remain living inside.

To ensure the couple’s safety, adjacent rooms in the building have been left intact but all their neighbours have moved out, according to local media.

The road paved through the Xiazhangyang village leads to the Wenling railway station and is yet to be officially opened.

Mr Baogen and his wife believe that the compensation on offer would not be enough to cover their rebuilding costs.

In the People’s Republic of China, during most of the Communist era, private ownership of property was abolished, making it easy for residents to be moved on – but now the laws have been tightened up and it is illegal to demolish property by force without an agreement.

Property owners in China that refuse to move to make way for development are known as ‘Nail Householders’ referring to a stubborn nail that is not easy to remove from a piece of old wood and cannot be pulled out with a hammer.

Earlier this year, Hong Chunqin, 75, and her husband Kung, who live in the two dilapidated buildings with their two sons, had initially agreed to sell the property in Taizhou, in Zhejiang province and accepted £8,000 in compensation.

But then she changed her mind and refunded the money once work on the road had started.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tesleem Hon Tesleem Oseni

    i trust my naija govt…dey will forcefully eject and demolish the building

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EMPWMAX2HNFYDLFRTS6VG2Z6SE Plasma

    Lovely. That is a must see when people visit that part of China.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TQZF3RUUEG6SHAWJHLC26PUZM4 Travis William

    Is a very risk living in that building ,I can’t live in such house, how if trailer run into the building at night

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