A lone apartment building stands in the middle of a newly built road after an elderly couple refused to relocate. Luo Baogen and his wife refused to vacate their half-demolished house building in the city of Wenling, in Zhejiang province, China. Their reason for not leaving is simple. They believe that the relocation compensation offered by the government is not enough.
To ensure the safety of the couple, adjacent rooms in the building have been left intact but all their neighbors have moved out. The newly constructed road that goes through the Xiazhangyang village leads to Wenling railway station has yet to be opened officially.
During most of the Communist era, private ownership of property was abolished in China, making it easy for residents to change their locations. However, property laws in the country have tightened and now it is illegal to demolish property by force without a legal agreement.