Sunday, March 25, 2012

Chinese Couple Left on Dust Island after War with Property Developer

A Chinese couple who tried to stand up to a local property development company have been left living on a dust island surrounded by tower blocks.

Niu Chuangen and Zhang Zhongyun, who live in the Shandong Province of China, refused to sell their home to developers four years ago, claiming that the development company did not offer them the full value of the property.

Despite making life as uncomfortable as possible for the couple, the development company has been unable to persuade them to move.

They now live in complete isolation with no electricity or running water, face regular threats from gangsters, and have had to prevent several attempts to illegally demolish their ramshackle house.

On the plus side, they have their own island...

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"Look on the bright side, at least we don't need air conditioning anymore"

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