Security of housing tenure in the People’s Republic of China: background, trends and issues


David G. Westendorff

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Monday, 1 January 2007


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Conflicts caused by forced removals and demolitions are, as before, the main factor vexing social stability in Shanghai. A few private eviction companies’ methods are wanton and vicious. Some companies employ thugs in the dark of night to destroy families’ exterior stairs, doors and windows; secretly cut their electrical wires, break their water pipes ..... to make it impossible to live a normal life, forcing them to move. Even more extreme, they commit crimes taking lives.