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Nanchang Homeowners Clash With Forced Demolition Crew

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

From NetEase:

Violent Forced Demolition in Nanchang, with Residents Holding Gas Tanks and Threatening to Jump Off the Building

March 28, in Jiangxi Province Nanchang City, at the intersection between Beijing East Road and Shanghai North Road, a confrontation happened between the forced demolition crew and city residents, during which a man confronted forced demolition crew sitting on window sill with a compressed gas cylinder in his arms, and a female house owner clashed with forced demolition crew on the rooftop, threatening to jump off after being surrounded by the forced demolition crew. The forced demolition crew charged up to the rooftops, driving off all the residents, and seized all the gas tanks and the national flags hung up by the home owners. Because they were outmatched in force, some of the homeowners could only powerlessly and helplessly look on as the bulldozers downstairs demolished their houses.

The scene at the forced demolition.

Scenes of the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.

The scene at the forced demolition.
“To rise environmentally”
The scene at the forced demolition.
“To develop in a civilized way”
The scene at the forced demolition.
“Hard work can rejuvenate the nation”

Comments from NetEase:

网易江西省南昌市网友 ip:117.45.*.*:

I went to the scene, and it’s said that the households being relocated demanded storefronts in the Hengmao Department Store across the road as compensation, and that’s 150,000 RMB per square meter! One ought to know to be content, the government has already offered such high compensation, why not let the houses be demolished? Were you expecting to rely on this to get rich and have it last for 3 generations? Nanchang building a subway is a good thing, as well as it being for the ordinary common people’s transportation convenience. My family’s home was also demolished for subway construction. Honestly speaking, the compensation from the government is much more than what we’d get from selling the house on the market. One should know when to be content. Towards this kind of people who ask for sky-high prices, I express resentment.

悲剧 [网易北京市网友]:

More vicious than Japanese invaders raiding villages.

网易江西省南昌市网友 ip:117.45.*.*:

The government on one hand has to build infrastructure to improve the people’s lives, and on the other hand has to face the ridiculous compensation demands of a few households being relocated. Chengguan’s brutal law enforcement is what people should be united against, so are these relocation households who dream of becoming rich overnight worthy of our sympathy? Left there for a year without being demolished, the government can wait, but urban development can’t wait. Street storefronts is what you people depend on for your livelihoods, so we understand your drastic actions, but the city can’t stop developing because of you. You need to know that the roads of Nanchang can’t afford to suffer traffic problems! You should know that there’s a subway station right next to you!!!

剁椒鱼 [网易山东省滨州市网友]:

“…seized all the gas tanks and the People’s Republic of China flags hung up by the home owners. Because they were outmatched in force, some of the homeowners could only powerlessly and helplessly…”

网易北京市网友 ip:114.251.*.*:

The last picture is so ironic!

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腾讯呼和浩特市网友 阿弥陀佛:

The demolition [for redevelopment] isn’t wrong, but why is it that so many cases are of the compensation not being appropriate/enough? In the past, they were called nail houses, [but] are the houses demolished all that black [simply greedy]? All nail houses? The collusion between government and business results in the suffering of the common people.

腾讯网友 开心天使:

The demolition is good. Nowadays economic development is well, old buildings are ugly, and to change them into new buildings is a good thing.

腾讯泉州市网友 孒誩īじò: (responding to above)

Good, my ass. If chengguan existed in China’s Tang Dynasty, would you still be able to see the Forbidden City?! If a house should be demolished just for being ugly, then why don’t you go die for being ugly?

腾讯网友 潇然:

Newly appointed chairman and premier, where are you?

腾讯上海市网友 蓝剑: (responding to above)

They are touring various countries, giving away US dollars, doing image projects, erecting monuments to record their great deeds.

腾讯网友 太阳: (responding to 潇然)

Chairman Xi, still haven’t returned yet? Our home is a mess again.

腾讯网友 一生何求:

With society so unfair, how can the common people protect their own rights? It is just a modern version of bandits forcibly demolishing and raiding. How can the common people fight back? I abhor modern authorities/power-holders, beasts ignoring the common people’s wishes, sacrificing others to satisfy their own desires, a hateful, pathetic society!

腾讯南京市网友 八度钢琴:

Dispatch Chinese demolition crews to attack Vietnam. Dispatch Chinese chengguan to attack Japan, and retake lost territory.

腾讯网友 1002463540:

The actual hooligans/thugs of society. The government hires society’s idlers for their demolition crews, so when something goes wrong, it’s just temporary workers again. A life to them is nothing more than a termite. 90% of the compensation the country provides for compensation find its way into the government’s pockets. What can the common people do? The blackest [most corrupt] of them all is still Xi’an City Baqiao District, motherfuckers.

腾讯安徽省网友 蜗牛设计:

Every time I see news like this, I feel like I’m already numb, and just close the window, because not matter what you say it’s useless.

腾讯网友 青纱帐:

The State-Owned Land, Housing and Compensation Ordinance issued by the State Council has been in effect for 2 years already, so forced demolitions are legally already supposed to be history, and considered absolutely illegal.

腾讯郑州市网友 差不多先生:

Where’s the government? Or has the government also been frightened into inaction by the “niu people” [involved in] forced demolitions?

Written by Peter Barefoot

Peter is a born and raised Chengdunese who enjoys drinking with all his friends.

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