Granny Buried Alive

Planning permission is a powerful thing, especially if bought with wads of cash. This story reminds me of the opening to the Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, with some poor sod trying to stop a big yellow digger tearing down his house, whilst dressed only in his pajamas.
The article says “It is not possible to refuse an eviction in China, since the government technically owns all the land.”
For a fuller insight in to property rights in modern China, have a gander at this very good newsnight documentary:
白马村

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