Technically they are not being thrown out of their homes. There is no private real estate here, though you can lease property from the government for long periods of time. So it’s kind of like owning, but with the understanding that you are really borrowing and that the original owner can decide to collect if and when it suits them.
And many of these of these people are just squatters. Not that living in a one place for a long time (even generations) doesn’t make it “feel” like home. But they really have no legal claim to the spot, house, etc. And sure its sad when they are forced to pack up and leave. But the real issue should be how the Chinese government compensates and goes about making these people move. Maintaining human rights and dignity should at least be attempted.
And I know often times dignity is lost and there are abuses. But in the governments defense sometimes it hard to get them to move and force is necessary. Its not really pleasant for anyone.
Wow! I am really at a lost for words on this one…I am appalled at the sentiment and impressed with the elegance of the prose that expresses it.[/quote]
Very well written but it doesn’t change the fact that the Chinese government treats its people like shit. They care more about putting on a nice shiny front for the west than looking after their people.