Forced evictions rife as China eyes Olympics – Dominic Whiting

From Reuters, via the Star:

China continues to forcibly evict people to make way for new buildings despite fears among its leaders that it could spark unrest, with 400,000 moved from Beijing Olympic venue sites, a rights group said on Tuesday.

Handing China, Zimbabwe and the Indian state of Maharashtra its annual “housing rights violator awards”, the Geneva-based Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) said the Chinese government was sacrificing residents’ rights for economic growth.

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