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#1 Hum

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 15:56

AN elderly Chinese couple from the country's Zhejiang province refused to sell their land to the government in order for a new motorway to be constructed - so the government simply built the motorway around their home.

The couple say that compensation offered is not enough to cover rebuilding costs, according to local media.

It is reported that the couple were offered in the region of €10,000 for their home, and despite initially accepting the offer, they later returned the money.

Their house is the only building left standing on a road which is paved through their village.

Despite the couple living in one apartment in the five story building, authorities left the entire structure intact for safety reasons.

Property laws in the communist country have recently been changed making it illegal to demolish a property without agreement.

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#2 M_Lyons10

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 16:01

Property laws in the communist country have recently been changed making it illegal to demolish a property without agreement.


Wow. This line for the win... lol How progressive of them... :rolleyes:

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 17:19

I wonder how long it will be until a drunk driver or tired truck driver runs into the building?

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 17:22

Wow. This line for the win... lol How progressive of them... :rolleyes:


that's actually less aggressive than the rules in western countries :o

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 17:23

Property laws in the communist country have recently been changed making it illegal to demolish a property without agreement.


Wow -- if we could only get such respectful Laws in the USA.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 17:30

Bet they will pay someone 5,000 just to drive into it now then deem the property as unsafe lol

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 17:36

Picture doe not make sense, they literally built the motorway round the building and only left a narrow bit for cars to get round the edge?? :s surely they should have made it like this one http://goo.gl/maps/zh2jh

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 17:38

Wow. This line for the win... lol How progressive of them... :rolleyes:

In the "free and capitalist" land of Pennsylvania, if the government decides a road is more important than your home, they hand you a pile of money and kick you out of your home. It's called eminent domain, look it up.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 18:45

In the "free and capitalist" land of Pennsylvania, if the government decides a road is more important than your home, they hand you a pile of money and kick you out of your home. It's called eminent domain, look it up.


That's what I was actually expecting to read about when I clicked on this.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 21:40

Wow. This line for the win... lol How progressive of them... :rolleyes:

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 00:02

:s What's that sign post up ahead ....

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 00:22

Wow. This line for the win... lol How progressive of them... :rolleyes:


Do you know what you're talking about?

Most western countries can resume land at any time. Sure, you might get to discuss compensation, but it's never going to be great, and you're always going to have the land resumed whether you like it or not.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 00:22

Picture doe not make sense, they literally built the motorway round the building and only left a narrow bit for cars to get round the edge?? :s surely they should have made it like this one http://goo.gl/maps/zh2jh

No I think that the idea is that the government are trying to drive them out by making them mad that they are living on a highway or failing that waiting until they are dead (they are elderly) and then they will just take it down and pave over.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 00:26

Their house is in the middle of a motorway! How long before they get hit by a car and die? :huh:

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:17

That's totally ridiculousness, law or no law.