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Chinese government builds highway around a house

When 67-year-old Chinese man Luo Baogen and his wife refused to sell their home to the government to make way for a large highway, the government went ahead with their original plans and constructed a road that completely surrounded the house.

More than 500 families of the Xiayangzhang village in China vacated their homes after reaching a settlement with the government. But Baogen didn’t feel the compensation offered (260,000 yuan, around $41,700) was enough. Thanks to a law that passed in China in 2007, the government can not forcibly remove people from their own private property.

Luo Baogen

A four-year standoff ensued, but when it was clear Baogen had no intention to move, the government went ahead and erected the highway around the home.


One comment on “Chinese government builds highway around a house

  1. Pingback: ODDFIX UPDATE: House in the middle of the highway demolished « OddFix

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