Opinion: Entitlement and the use of violence to safeguard assets is an under-reported phenomenon of China’s property story
"At China’s local level, this is property emboldening individuals, bestowing (at least in their eyes) a curious sense of entitlement to use power — which in local China incorporates violence if necessary," writes the author. "Consultation is supplanted by confrontation. These are homeowners not looking to overthrow the government, but simply ignoring it, and trying to settle local matters as if they are the authority."
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May 26, 2017