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Taiwan Resident Uses Chinese Flag To Protest Home Demolition

A Taipei, Taiwan resident places People's Republic of China flags in protest of inadequate compensation for eviction from and demolition of his home.

A Taipei, Taiwan resident places People's Republic of China flags in protest of inadequate compensation for eviction from and demolition of his home.

From NetEase:

Taiwan resident protests demolition by placing five-starred Chinese flag on roof

Summary: A few days ago, a Taiwan resident planted the Chinese five-starred flag on his roof after losing a legal dispute over demolition [of his property]. This resident claims Taiwan’s judiciary and administration “serve the bourgeoisie/capitalists”.

A Taipei, Taiwan resident places People's Republic of China flags in protest of inadequate compensation for eviction from and demolition of his home.A TVBS news report on a Taipei resident who has placed Communist China flags on his roof to protest the Taiwan government reclaiming and demolishing his home.

Video of a Taiwan news report:

A copy on YouTube:

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In the video, it is explained that the land involved in Taipei city belongs to the government who now wants to reclaim it. The government wants to demolish the illegally constructed homes on the land and is offering 10k NTD per square meter as compensation. One resident “owner” has placed the five star red PRC flag as protest. A comparison is shown between the land prices on both sides of the street, where the newer building on the other side of the street is valued at 400-500k NTD per square meter, asking if the offered compensation is too low. Not all of the residents agree with the protest.

Comparison of property values in Taipei for buildings across the street from each other.

Comments from NetEase:

网易安徽省芜湖市网友:

Taiwan masses who do not know the truth!

网易江苏省常州市网友:

What a niu person.

网易湖北省随州市网友:

Taiwan brothers~~~ you don’t know the [real] situation for us in the mainland. If you had fallen on this side, you would’ve set yourself on fire or been killed in your sleep long ago!

网易上海市浦东新区网友:

He’s clearly mocking us!!!!!!!

网易四川省成都市网友:

It’s probably ridiculing the Taiwan’s administration as being the same as the current mainland government.

网易山东省潍坊市网友:

This century’s funniest joke!

网易广东省河源市手机网友:

What kind of person is this, only when he loses does he think of what the country should’ve done.

网易河北省保定市网友:

Compatriot, if you were in the mainland, not only would your house be torn down, even you would be torn asunder.

Comments from Tiexue:

gui555:

If he had seen the mainland’s violent forced demolitions, I bet he would immediately change to hanging the American flag.

jmtop:

Is it possible that he doesn’t know…?

Even hanging a portrait of Chairman Mao is no use… [against forced demolition]

czj0323:

So can those who are suffering forced demolitions in China raise the KMT’s Blue Sky with a White Sun flag?

bamboo4587:

Does he not watch China news? We’ve changed too!

inahuio:

Haha, this brother is making fun of the mainland, right?

外干中强:

It is expressing dissatisfaction with the administration, it doesn’t mean he is fond of the mainland!

A Taiwanese resident hangs People's Republic of China flags in protest of inadequate compensation for eviction and demolition of his home.

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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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