Desperate for justice, 77-year old Zhuang Jinghui, a former doctor, knelt naked in front of a Shanghai courthouse on August 18 to protest the demolition of her home.
As a result of massive urban renewal programmes, forced evictions are frequent in China. These have infuriated home owners, who are often given only a few days’ notice before being thrown out of their homes. The so-called compensation is also far below the market rate.
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