The walls come tumbling down

There’s an update today on my previous post “Life in the fast lane“.

The elderly Chinese couple who were refusing to relocate while authorities built a giant road around their home have finally admitted defeat.  In front of a crowd of onlookers, bulldozers and diggers moved in to tear the isolated house to the ground.

Luo Baogen and his wife had previously insisted  on staying in the half-demolished building in the city of Wenling, Zhejiang  province, because they believed that the relocation compensation  offered by  the government was not enough – they have now apparently accepted an increased amount from the Chinese Government.

That might well be the case but I think they probably just decided that a good night’s sleep would be found in a quieter neighbourhood!

Update

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Posted on December 1, 2012, in General, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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