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Elderly Communist Revolutionary Evicted, Home Demolished

January 8th, in Binhai County of Yancheng City in Jiangsu province. 82-year-old retired veteran cadre Liu Taixiang's two-room house was forcibly demolished overnight. Once a member of the New Fourth Army's "dare-to-die" squad, an ill Liu Taixiang "came out to meet the enemy" and the unidentified demolition personnel fled. After sleeping overnight in the "seized" excavator", Liu Taixiang decided to auction off this "spoil of war" on the internet to compensate for his losses.
January 8th, in Binhai County of Yancheng City in Jiangsu province. 82-year-old retired veteran cadre Liu Taixiang's two-room house was forcibly demolished overnight. Once a member of the New Fourth Army's "dare-to-die" squad, an ill Liu Taixiang "came out to meet the enemy" and the unidentified demolition personnel fled. After sleeping overnight in the "seized" excavator", Liu Taixiang decided to auction off this "spoil of war" on the internet to compensate for his losses.
January 8th, in Binhai County of Yancheng City in Jiangsu province. 82-year-old retired veteran cadre Liu Taixiang's two-room house was forcibly demolished overnight. Once a member of the New Fourth Army's "dare-to-die" squad, an ill Liu Taixiang "came out to meet the enemy" and the unidentified demolition personnel fled. After sleeping overnight in the "seized" excavator", Liu Taixiang decided to auction off this "spoil of war" on the internet to compensate for his losses.
January 8th, in Binhai County of Yancheng City in Jiangsu province. 82-year-old retired veteran cadre Liu Taixiang's two-room house was forcibly demolished overnight. Once a member of the New Fourth Army's "dare-to-die" squad, an ill Liu Taixiang "came out to meet the enemy" and the unidentified demolition personnel fled. After sleeping overnight in the "seized" excavator", Liu Taixiang decided to auction off this "spoil of war" on the internet to compensate for his losses.

From ifeng:

82-year-old New Fourth Army soldier outwits forced demolition crew, seizes excavator to auction online

In the rustling cold wind, Liu Taixiang and his wife are huddle in front of the excavator.
In the rustling cold wind, Liu Taixiang and his wife are huddle in front of the excavator.
Liu Taixiang and wife sit inside the excavator cabin.
Liu Taixiang and wife sit inside the excavator cabin.
As a professional soldier, the old man has worked for the revolution for 50 years.
As a professional soldier, the old man has worked for the revolution for 50 years.
January 10th, seeing that their home is gone, Liu Taixiang's wife cries.
January 10th, seeing that their home is gone, Liu Taixiang's wife cries.
January 10th, the ruins left after the forced demolition.
January 10th, the ruins left after the forced demolition.
January 10th, the old man's daughter guards the excavator.
January 10th, the old man's daughter guards the excavator.
2009 October, the old man's house before it was forcibly demolished.
2009 October, the old man's house before it was forcibly demolished.

From Baidu Baike:

Liu Taixiang, 82-years-old, in 1943 was in the New Fourth Army at age 12, a member of the New Fourth Army’s “dare-to-die” squad, fought the Japanese, and later participated in the Huai-Hai Campaign. 2011 January 8th before daybreak, Liu Taixiang’s two-room home in Binhai County of Yancheng City in Jiangsu province was forcibly demolished, and the ill but former dare-to-die squad member of the New Fourth Army Liu Taixiang “came out to meet the enemy”. After sleeping overnight in a “seized” excavator, Liu Taixiang decided to auction off this “spoil of war” on the internet to compensate for his losses.

Comments from Mop:

hoozaagain:

Old man, now you must regret not listening to the Committee Chairman [Chiang Kai-shek], right?

The result is today’s harmonious society: GDP (gou de pi [dog fart]), property developers, Wen Qiang, Li Gang.

cui404739600:

These people should all be shot! Bullying one’s own revolutionary elders, the ones who had helped you conquer the country, like this! Much less the defenseless ordinary common people!

凹凸曼7号:

I originally wanted to say this is like attacking your own, but upon further consideration, the people these days are not the same group of people as before, so has the older generation already become the target of oppression?

天使糟蹋我:

We all want the best for the country~ but this country has too many beasts and too many moths~ If the only thing those who are officials do is embezzle, can this country become better~? Let us wait and see how long this so-called “socialist country” can toss and turn. Lamentable, deplorable.

tianshijieJIEER:

Old man, looking at how run down that excavator is, I imagine it can only be sold at scrap-metal prices…which is probably about 200,000 [RMB].

fxgzyxy:

Who told you to rebel back then? Chose the wrong side, now you must feel stupid, right?

带路的卡卡:

I believe in Chairman Mao, but I don’t believe in the current Party.

carlos0248:

Old man, I support you!
Without your past efforts, there would be no today.
The bastards nowadays, are they doing right by the rabble?
At the very least, even if you don’t do right by your own parents, where is the humanity, where is the justice?
The Heavenly Kingdom, let’s see how long you can last.
Stand up, all who don’t want to be slaves!

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1931.9.18:

So angry I’m having a hard time to calm down.

诡刺211:

Bastard demolishers! Bastard developers (real estate)! Shoot them all. This kind of violation of a veteran’s rights and interests should be directly dealt with by a military tribunal. Arrest them all and send them to Shanxi to mine coal, or Greater Xing’anling to cut trees.

xiangbudaoni:

Burning with rage.

lijingdong:

The former Soviet Union would arrest these human scum and send them to mine uranium…

小小一片天:

Go, drive the excavator, and demolish his/their homes too.

角落里开枪:

Does the military not take care of old veterans like this?

兴安岭狙击手:

Now that the home is demolished, those corrupt officials have more money to split amongst themselves again.

峰风峰:

Beasts, treating an old revolutionary like this, do they still have any humanity? The country/government still doesn’t pay enough attention to those who have rendered a great service [to the country], and should provide even more care and concern.

sikongshanglin:

Hurry and fucking arrange a place to live for the old hero. Bastard real estate developers!

midea88:

Chinese characteristics.

平庸的巴掌:

[They] even dare to demolish the house of an old Japanese resistance hero. After fighting for the country with many other heroes, now they don’t even have a place of their own.

zsh62150183:

If the people who were faced with forced demolition were not an old New Fourth Army soldier but just a regular ordinary commoner [civilian], what would the result be…?

少校艇长:

You demolition hooligans/hoodlums bullying the ordinary common people is one thing, but bullying old revolutionaries is going too far!

核平天屎:

Other than hurling abuse and condemning, what can us helpless rabble actually do?

right_258:

Recommend the old hero go find his former unit and publicize the matter amongst them. Let the unit’s descendants help resolve this matter. If that doesn’t work, then go find people to burn the new homes that will be built, and see if that bastard developer dares to continue the quarrel.

热水器:

The world today only cares about money, about profit, so would they care if he was an old revolutionary? My grandfather was an old revolutionary too. He was in the hospital for treatment and wasn’t able to pay the bit of money he owed on time. They immediately stopped his medicine/treatment.

80后狩猎者:

Even in the face of death, the old soldiers did not flinch, and after giving so much for the People’s Republic of China, now even their homes have been forcibly demolished. Demolishers, where are your consciences? Oh wait, to be accurate, you guys simply don’t have any humanity! In an age of peace, aren’t veterans our faith? A person without faith is just an empty shell!

liuqing6210883:

United States Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,[72] that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it […]

草原之箭:

A nation without hope.

leftarmy:

How can there be so many American running dogs and traitors? A son never thinks his mother is ugly, and a dog never thinks his home is poor, who said this? Are you all no better than dogs? Remember, this is your motherland! Love your motherland! Dogs do not think their homes are poor! Dogs don’t think their homes poor, do you understand?

嫖娼敢死队:

Shameless. If they have the balls to demolish, then they should come out to admit it. Them hiding only shows that it was illegal. If it wasn’t illegal, what are they afraid of? People aren’t idiots. Always tormenting the people…as if China’s ordinary common people are all idiots.

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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