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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.

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This entry was posted on November 27, 2012 by in Weird people.

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