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血拆 (xiě chāi): bloody demolition

Forced evictions are a major source of social unrest in China. Frequently, those who feel they were not fairly compensated have forcibly resisted the demolition of their homes. There are also reports of self-immolation as a form of protest against property seizures and home demolitions. Sometimes the demolition of buildings in a particular area has been the cause of "mass incidents."

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Man injured during the forced demolition of homes

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This map locates areas where violent land confiscation incidents have taken place. The beds represent reported deaths, the volcanoes represent mass incidents. The fires represent reported instances of self-immolation.

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Along with the houses being scrapped is a copy of the Property Law recently passed in 2007.

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Man: "The government steals people's homes."

Child: "The government is the big bad wolf."

Woman: "The government plunders the people's property."

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Sustainable development: houses are confiscated by the government and then resold, confiscated and then resold . . .

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