15.02.2013 - China building boom comes at farmers' expense
In Chengdu, China, farmers and rights advocates say a campaign of harassment has driven farmers off their land, so that local government and real estate developers can profit from real-estate deals. Chinese law gives local governments the right to acquire land in the public interest. Here, a view of a luxury shopping area in Chengdu. Inside the sales office of Golden Lakeshore, a luxury villa development, model homes are displayed for potential buyers. The villas are a Chinese nouveau riche fantasy of Tuscany, and the showroom is decked out with chandeliers and velvet furnishings...............................................Full Article: Source
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