Chinese city builds a motorway bridge around a tiny house after its stubborn owner refused to move
Footage shows the one-storey property tightly wedged between two wings of the newly opened Haizhuyong Bridge in the metropolis of Guangzhou in Guangdong province.
sharesThe one-storey house contains a 40-square-metre (430-square-foot) flat and is situated in a pit in the middle of the four-lane traffic link, according toGuangdong TV station.The owner, known by her surname Liang, said she had not agreed to move because the government had failed to offer her a replacement property in an ideal location.
She added that she was happy to deal with the consequences and did not mind what other people thought of her.'You think this environment is poor, but I feel it's quiet, liberating, pleasant and comfortable,' she claimed.The building is one of many examples of 'nail houses' in China - or 'dingzihu' in Mandarin
Officials earmarked the plot on Huandao Road for demolition in 2010 to build the bridgeAn insider told the station that Ms Liang had demanded the government give her four apartments, but the government had only agreed to two.According to another interview recorded by
Pear Video, she claimed the government had offered her substitute accommodation next to a morgue, and that was why she hadn't settled.The 'nail house' has sparked an internet sensation in China after footage and images of it emerged on social media.
The government of Haizhu district said on Thursday that officials earmarked the plot on Huandao Road for demolition in 2010 to build the Haizhuyong Bridge, reportedGuangzhou Daily.The 'nail house' (left) has sparked an internet sensation in China after footage and images of it emerged on social media. Residents of Guangzhou have flocked to take pictures of it (right)
Ms Liang is the only person out of a total of 47 households and seven firms that still lives there. All of the others had moved away by last September, officials said.Authorities claimed to have offered the resident many flat candidates as well as cash compensation schemes, but she had rejected them all.
They added that engineers had studied the relevant safety issues before constructing the overpass.The government promised to carry on communicating with Ms Liang. Read more: Daily Mail Online »
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Publicity stunt. Why does the Mail keep reporting from China? No one gives a flying fck at a rolling doughnut. I thought in China that you either accept compensation or get forcibly evicted if your land is subject to a new development ? Shame this couldn't happen for HS2 in Britain. This is surely evidence of hoe tolerant the Chinese regieme has become.
Communism is great for the little guy, just ask any factory slave in China, they'll tell you. Reminds one of the urban myth around the farm on the m62. Seems actual case is, the land round there wasn’t great for six lanes plus hard shoulders all next to each other hence the split around the property. Both stubborn
Dems love China...think about it They really did this, 😂😂😂 Hu!! In the UK they Force them out look at HS2 The city did a good job and provided full support to the owner. They can do this but they can’t close the wet markets 😂 heard... 🤷🏻♂️ GOVID
Chinese city builds a motorway bridge around a 'nail house'Footage shows the one-storey property tightly wedged between two wings of the newly opened Haizhuyong Bridge in the metropolis of Guangzhou in Guangdong province. Good did not kill him Like the house on the M62. Imagine being that stubborn that you'd rather have all that hassle of trying to get out and the noise rather than move! Laughable the Chinese government will beat the living crap out of someone with protest board but will build a motorway around stubborn home owners 😂🤣😂 Go On Stubbornness 👏👏👏
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