Monday, February 22, 2010
Human Nail in China Stands Up to Government, Developers
VOAVideo: Human Nail in China Stands Up to Government, 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."