Photo Essay: OMG, They've Torn Down Our Family Home in China! | Speaking of China

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  1. Marta
    Marta May 13, 2016 at 6:52 pm | | Reply

    Wow! It’s a total makeover! At least it was knocked down because you wanted and not because you were forced to… which is very common here!

  2. gordon chung
    gordon chung May 14, 2016 at 12:50 am | | Reply

    from the look of the first picture, the house did not look that old. is it because the family want a modern home with all the modern amenity ???
    i don’t want to pry, will it cost more than rmb 200,000 to rebuild the home ???

  3. IC
    IC May 14, 2016 at 3:27 am | | Reply

    Must be better building in future.

  4. IC
    IC May 14, 2016 at 8:10 am | | Reply

    Do you have new house plan to show?

  5. Ruth - China Elevator Stories
    Ruth - China Elevator Stories May 14, 2016 at 11:26 am | | Reply

    Good thing it’s not a forced destruction! My in-laws’ old house was torn down, but not because they wanted it to be torn down. They did get a government assigned apartment and seem to like the conveniences of running water and floor heating in winter, but they were still sad to leave the old house.

  6. Holly Hollins
    Holly Hollins May 16, 2016 at 9:01 pm | | Reply

    Didn’t your in-laws just recently over the last couple years build an extension for you and John?
    (I can’t word it correctly, but they built room for you and John to live there for a while, right?)

    Is that part being kept?

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