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Chinese Couple Abducted, Return to Find Home Demolished

A couple in Henan, China were abducted from their home in the middle of the night. When they returned, their home was already demolished into a pile of rubble.

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From NetEase (1 & 2):

Henan Couple [Abducted and] Dumped in Cemetery at night, Return Home to Find It Has Become a Pile of Rubble

August 8 around 12am in the early morning, next to the 107 Highway in Henan province Xinzheng city Longhu town, Zhong Hongwei’s home had over a dozen strangers break in, forcibly drag him and his wife out of their slumber and out into a small van without a license plate and taken away. Undressed, the couple was abducted by these people for around four hours, then dumped in a remote cemetery. By the time the couple had got back to their home, their home had become a pile of rubble, their possessions smashed. Facing the home they had worked so hard to build with their own blood and sweat money, Zhang Hongwei’s wife bitterly wept.

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Comments from NetEase (1 & 2):

牛仔唔北虎 [网易广东省网友]:

“Long years of oppression, years of demons dancing” [a poem verse describing the misery of old feudal China]

距离天亮还远吗 [网易山西省运城市网友]: (responding to above)

Black clouds hide the sun making it hard to find the path, a sharp sword to behead the demons and beasts.

LadysAnd乡亲们 [网易上海市网友]:

What a mysterious country.

不能这样搞 [网易安徽省芜湖市网友]:

A case that will remain unsolved for all eternity, this is difficult to investigate.

网易重庆市网友 ip:14.105.*.*

No respect for the law at all! Execute those who engage in barbaric forced demolitions!!! The government must stand forward and give the society’s disadvantaged and dispossessed justice!

405697174 [网易江西省景德镇市手机网友]:

They were still merciful. They didn’t bury them alive at the graveyard.

网易四川省内江市手机网友 ip:119.6.*.*

We are a country with rule of law, and the people are the country’s masters!

网易新疆手机网友 ip:49.117.*.*

I bet this is a nail house with too high of an asking price, so…

网易广东省手机网友 ip:122.13.*.*

Nail house, who didn’t cooperate with the demolition and relocation [redevelopment plans].

hnhchinahr [网易江苏省扬州市网友]:

This matter should be interpreted with the following points:
1. This matter severely does not correspond to the facts/truth;
2. The husband and wife couple sleep walk, and through investigations, the couple have suffered severe sleep walking for years (most often sleep walking in the cemetery);
3. While the relevant staff were on patrol at night safeguarding the public peace, they happened to find them and assist them;
4. As for the house, the truth is that the house the couple built was a mud brick house (the life expectancy of such a building has been determined to be 871 days by the relevant departments, and that night happened to the be the last day of the building’s life expectancy so it collapsed as normal);
5. The relevant departments is currently providing assistance to this couple, exemplifying the traditional virtue of everyone providing help when disaster strikes.

gdrhtrddew [网易湖北省网友]: (responding to above)

Then the couple must’ve been sleeping too deeply, perhaps because they tossed and turned too much at night.

清风泛舟 [网易广东省佛山市网友]:

The only explanation: temporary workers did it. Soon, they will be dismissed. Then, the matter will be left unresolved.

网易四川省成都市网友 ip:222.210.*.*

This is obviously a nail house [where the owners are] asking for a sky-high purchase price, exploiting the internet to get people’s sympathy. This kind of circumstance is too common where I am.

网易广东省深圳市网友 [wzyzyq]:

Recommendation: Report it to the police, that gold jewelry, pearl necklaces, and other property valued at 10 million USD was lost. That the household appliances and bedding were worth 5 million USD. If the police do not take the case and do not provide compensation, then be prepared to settle the matter privately. No matter who is in this area doing what, don’t care about them, just wait until it is done [built]. Then, with several hundred kilograms of explosives, bang, everything will be settled. Are those who are bare feet afraid of those with shoes [those with nothing to lose should not fear those with something to lose]?

网易上海市嘉定区手机网友 ip:116.225.*.* (responding to above)

Damn, I seriously agree/approve.

网易湖南省长沙市网友 ip:220.169.*.*

Forced demolitions are common occurrences. But I’ve never seen the relevant [government] departments deal with these matters!

我爱和平H0YK [网易山东省潍坊市手机网友]:

“Without a compass and set square, one cannot make squares and circles” [people should consciously obey rules and laws]. For those nail houses who do not know how things are done, this is the most effective way to solve a problem. Do you have the ability to find the real culprits? If you can’t, then don’t you now have to beg the government to help you? If you have the ability, solve it by yourself.

网易广东省深圳市福田区网友 ip:219.133.*.*

To suddenly discover that your house has been forcibly demolished! Haha! Those who are pitiful must have something about them that is detestable! All those around them have left, so why haven’t they moved?

网易新加坡手机网友 ip:203.117.*.*

We should support the building [development] of our country. Now you’ve done it. You didn’t manage to get the money you hoped for, and your home is also destroyed.

统一100 [榜上有名]:

Is it the demolition of an illegal structure? Land requisition? Or the act of temporary workers? Someone explain.

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Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.

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