Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

“We didn’t get any ex­tra com­pen­sa­tion.” A three-story house stand­ing in the mid­dle of four-lane Hut­ing Road North in Jiut­ing town of Songjiang district for over a decade will be de­mol­ished on Septem­ber 18, Jiefang Daily re­ported Tues­day. The fam­ily who owns the house re­fused to re­lo­cate, as their neigh­bors did. In 2011, the fam­ily had dis­agree­ments with the lo­cal gov­ern­ment about set­tle­ment is­sues. Af­ter a long pe­riod of ne­go­ti­a­tions, they re­cently ac­cepted a deal. Ru­mors said that they have ob­tained a large amount of money. How­ever, Zhang, one of the fam­ily mem­bers, said that in fact they were not paid any ex­tra com­pen­sa­tion.

Illustration: Chen Xia/GT

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