China: Horrifyingly Interesting Mode for Modernity Showcasing

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  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Moats dug around Chinese villagers' houses to drive them out


    Villagers in one of China's largest mega-cities have reportedly found themselves cut off from the outside world after waking to discover moats had been dug around their homes.


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    Trenches dug around 'nail' houses in Guangzhou


    Yangji village in the southeastern city of Guangzhou has reportedly existed for some 900 years.

    As China's economy exploded and the port city's population ballooned to more than 12 million, real estate developers moved in and Yangji's 4,000 residents found themselves facing eviction.

    Some 99 per cent of Yangji's villagers are now reported to have abandoned their homes, but at least six families have refused to budge.

    Now, in an apparent attempt to force them from their homes, villagers who have already accepted compensation deals have reportedly used earth-diggers to carve out moats around their former neighbours' homes

    The plight of Yangji's resisting villagers came to light this week in a series of astonishing photographs published by the Guangzhou-based newspaper, Southern Metropolis Daily.

    "The 'moat digging' has been going on for over a month," state news agency Xinhua reported on Monday.

    Some of the houses are completely surrounded by six-foot deep moats up to 12 feet long on all four sides, it added.

    A villager named Mr Qin, who has refused to leave his home, said the moats were just one tactic "hostile" former neighbours had used to render the community uninhabitable.

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    Since last November, Yangji's electricity and water supplies have been repeatedly sabotaged, he claimed.

    At least one villager, named as Li Jianming, was also beaten up. "The corner of his mouth, his teeth, and arms were covered with blood [and] his lips were split," Xinhua reported.

    In 2010, the China Daily newspaper reported that Yangji village was one of 138 communities in Guangzhou facing eviction as city officials embarked on major urban-renewal campaign.

    Some 600,000 people were to lose their homes under the city's plans to demolish "much of its old downtown, its urban villages and ageing factories".


    "As one of the key cities in south China, Guangzhou has seen a severe shortage of land for buildings," local official Chen Jianhua told the newspaper.
    Urban China's thirst for land has created thousands of so-called "nail houses", whose owners refuse to relinquish their homes.

    In December, China's most famous nail house – a five-storey building in Zhejiang province surrounded on all sides by a motorway – was demolished after achieving global fame as a symbol of forced evictions.

    Forced evictions and land disputes are a major cause of social unrest in China, where there are tens of thousands of mass incidents each year.
    This week, Chinese internet users weighed in on the unusual tactics being used to force Yangji's remaining families from their homes.
    "The property developer is really smart," wrote one micro-blogger.

    "The idea of natural moats is shockingly unprecedented. Really clever!"

    Moats dug around Chinese villagers' houses to drive them out - Telegraph

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    Indeed, "The idea of natural moats is shockingly unprecedented. Really clever!"

    Sorrow to the poor and smile on the rich's face.

    That is China for you!

    If this was done in India or in any democracy, the people would be out in the street in protest.

    But China..........?
     
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  3. redragon

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    Do you know who digged the moat? And why?
     
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    redragon Regular Member

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    Most of the villagers are happy about the compensation and moved, and they pro-actively wanted to force the handful villagers who want to milk the government more to leave, isn't that democracy?
    The a few families, due to their greedy, have seriously damaged others interests, and stopped the city from transforming to a better and more advance shape. If acceptable by majority of the citizen, China would have the same infrastructures like those in India.
     
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    blank_quest Senior Member Senior Member

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    Better to die for freedom than to live in slavery.... anyways Best of Luck
     
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    no smoking Senior Member Senior Member

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    Ok, tell me how many indian died in fighting british for their freedom? 1m? 700,000? 200,000?
    How many indians died in fighting for the right of "untouchables" today? 10,000? 7,000? 1000?
     
  7. nimo_cn

    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    what does that have to do with freedom?

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  8. satish007

    satish007 Senior Member Senior Member

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    10 years ago,we will drag these villages out,tear down their houses,rape their women. But we do not now. Just kidding,you guys know how weird these villages require for compensation? Some want a neighbor be jailed because his dog has ever shit at everywhere,some want a boss be fired because the boss caught him late for work and fined him. Money does not always do the job.
     
  9. cinoti

    cinoti Tihar Jail Banned

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    Oh yeh
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    cinoti Tihar Jail Banned

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    Freedom to be raped, freedom to be stampeded, freedom to be starved to die
     
  11. Apollyon

    Apollyon Führer Senior Member

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    Still better than this:
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    Beggars behind bars at Chinese temple fair - Yahoo! News Singapore

    Ok i didn't wanted to bend down to your level but i did, guilty.
    You are a noob you know. Anyone can google (or beidu ?) and post pictures, nothing to show off here. I hope you're doing your bit in China to save those childs who are killed of in womb of their mothers (not ranting) just because their government don't want, people who are sent of to Slave camps for pity crimes.
     
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    Apollyon Führer Senior Member

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    Like how madman Mao starved 60 million of your brothers/sisters to death ? (Link)
    Like how PLA stampeded those at Tiananmen Square and then massacred, 2500 of them ?
    Like how Japanese raped thousands of your womens and latter slaughtered them ?
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  13. cinoti

    cinoti Tihar Jail Banned

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    you are very good at inventing history
    by the way, speaking of being a victim of foreign invaders, you are the model earthling.. hahah

    We are now teaching japs lessons, you are now still receiving commands and aids from Brits.
     
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    cinoti Tihar Jail Banned

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    blank_quest Senior Member Senior Member

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    So,China practices State Sponsored persecution isn't it??
     
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  16. cinoti

    cinoti Tihar Jail Banned

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    You used a faked video to spread hatred here? come on you can do better? this bad quality video even cannot be classified into a farce.
     
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  17. blank_quest

    blank_quest Senior Member Senior Member

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    Prove it fake ! Simple isn't it? Prove it or keep your mouth shut.. :hmm: ( Since you called it fake the onus lies on you)
     
  18. huaxia rox

    huaxia rox Senior Member Senior Member

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    said that....... by any chance you are a kishmiri??or assamese??
     
  19. blank_quest

    blank_quest Senior Member Senior Member

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    So according to You Indians are slaves :pound:
     
  20. cinoti

    cinoti Tihar Jail Banned

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    not necessarily slaves but valets, I speak it in a metaphoric way. your whole mentality is of a valet's mentality, even on the surface you are proud and sometimes hyper sensitively arrogant, but deep inside, your whole nation is insecure and low in confidence.
     
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    So you know how valet's work.. hmm quite a deep insight.. and it seems you have gone through the Valet's mental-psychological experience too,, Great for telling how it feels to be one.. :pound: Only slaves can tell mentality of Slaves ... thanks for telling
     

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