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Wild, Wild East: Interview with Photographer Daniel Lee Postaer

Daniel Lee Postaer is an American artist/photographer. Born in Chicago and raised in Southern California by a Chinese mother and American father, Daniel recently graduated … Read more

ABUSES IN THE EVICTION PROCESS in China
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ABUSES IN THE EVICTION PROCESS in China

EVICTION PROCESS in China – “What’s the point if a few of us live well and shut our mouths but the government continues to abuse other citizens, creating more broken families and poverty and pushing people outside the city to give their land to the richest businessmen. Many who seek justice through law face detention and torture in custody. What we ask for is not a personal settlement, but public justice.”
Housing rights advocate Mao Hengfeng

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violent eviction in China
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BACKGROUND: THOUSANDS FACE VIOLENT EVICTION IN CHINA

protestsEven before it took power, the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong established its legitimacy in the countryside through land-to-tiller, mass-mobilization policies intended to break the economic and social control enjoyed by rural elites. The Party redistributed farmland from landlords to peasants in a process frequently marked by violence.

 

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VIOLENT EVICTION IN CHINA
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STANDING THEIR GROUND: THOUSANDS FACE VIOLENT EVICTION IN CHINA

VIOLENT EVICTION IN CHINA – “Consultation, negotiation and litigation help little for land issues. Officials collude with businessmen to seize the land in the name of economic development and use land as a mortgage to harm the interests of villagers.”
Lin Zuluan, newly elected leader for Wukan village, Guangdong province

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Demolition of an urban village
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Demolition of an urban village – The End of Days, video

Today, anywhere in China. Everyday, millions of square meters of old slums are torn down to make room for luxury condos and shopping malls.

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Found films in China
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Lost & Found: forgotten memories – Found films in China

Found films in China – What happens if some old films are found in the debris of a city? In this period Kunming, the capital … Read more

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Living in a post atomic China

Kunming, once known as the city of the Eternal Spring, now it’s experiencing an era of transition. People still live in old, ruined houses, awaiting for resettlement. … Read more