Friday, February 19, 2010

Human Rights: Land seizure - China's 'Human Nail' standing up to developers

Land seizures to make way for new developments are a growing problem in China. But one man is standing up for the ordinary person in a country where that can sometimes be a dangerous thing to do. Lu Daren works as an anti-demolition guard, occupying buildings to prevent developers from tearing them down without offering fair compensation. In this report for Making a Difference, Stephanie Ho in Beijing looks at Lu Daren's efforts as a self-described "human nail."

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