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China’s New ‘Property Rights Law’…

Posted by MyLaowai on Monday, April 23, 2007

Thanks to Roland for translating this article.


With the Property Rights Law that has just been passed in the background, more than 300 households have just been forcibly evicted. The process occurred over more than one months’ time and the site is in the bustling city center of Foshan. These “scavengers” knocked down doors and walls in enter into people’s homes to take other people’s properties and assets. Sometimes, they did not even care if the household members were present and they robbed and vandalized the homes. Is this still a society under the rule of law? Or are these chaotic times during wartime?

The police explanation of the “scavengers” seems to be the most absurd thing ever. If the police assert that these several hundred “scavengers’ had been able to go undeterred in their crime spree in the center of a major city such as Foshan over the course of one whole month, then the police are guilty of serious dereliction of duty, malfeasance or even being an accessory in crime.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. You’d be a fool to believe any differently.

2 Responses to “China’s New ‘Property Rights Law’…”

  1. Boy, does your end quote about things changing and staying the same the truth.

    And it sounds like the powers that be are inept or involved. The question is which one.

  2. mylaowai said

    Knowing China as well as I do? Both. But not in that order.

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