Beijing’s mass evictions have kicked out tens of thousands in the name of ‘safety’
|11/28/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Tens of thousands of Beijing residents have been forced from their homes in the last 10 days.
The mass evictions are part of the city’s 40-day “Safety Evacuation Campaign” which was launched after a Beijing house fire killed 19 people and injured eight on November 22. The two-story property, which had housed 400 people, had polystyrene ceilings and its emergency exit was blocked by flammable materials.
As of Sunday, 25,395 buildings had been deemed potential fire hazards, forcing workers out into near-freezing temperatures, many without warning or time to pack. While some people have found temporary accommodation, many “migrant” workers from read more >>>