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Monday, December 3, 2012

Chinese "Kelo House" Knocked Down

The Chinese house that ended up in the middle of a highway has finally been destroyed by the local government:

Photographs of the house went viral on China's social media websites last month after 67 year-old duck farmer Luo Baogen and his wife refused to sign an agreement allowing it to be demolished. This resulted in authorities building a planned road around the building. As the images spread around the world, the five-storey building became a symbol of protest against forced property demolitions, one of China's most pressing social issues.

Luo voluntarily agreed to leave his home for 260,000 yuan (£26,058) in compensation, said Chen Xuecai, the chief of Xiayangzhang village, Wenling city, in the coastal Zhejiang province. "Luo Baogen received dozens of people from the media every day and his house stands in the centre of the road. So he decided to demolish the house," Chen added.

Steve Clowney

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What a shame! Although it seems like it was an inevitable outcome, he must be admired for standing by his principles. But eventually, he had to move on, at least for his own peace and sanity.

Posted by: Dina | Dec 3, 2012 1:00:24 PM

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