Monday, August 10, 2009

Living & Surviving - The Other Half "Literally"

In Hongshan village, Xiangzhou town, Zhuhai city, Guangdong province, there is an extraordinary four-story building. Half of the building has been demolished, but people continued to live in the other half. According to the owner (of the remaining half), the building had been owned by him and his cousin. Last year, his cousin sold his half of the building to a real estate developer which demolished that half. However, he was unable to reach an agreement to the real estate developer and therefore continued to live there. The family of six of the owner lives on the fourth floor, while the rest of the floors are rented out at very cheap rents of 100 to 200 yuan per month per floor. The real estate developer went out of business two months ago.

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