Beijing Demolishes Elderly Peoples’ Homes by Force

Don Ma
By Don Ma
December 16, 2020NTD News Today

Beijing authorities are demolishing resident’s homes, despite the freezing winter temperatures. Some elderly 90-year-olds now face homelessness after spending their life savings on their houses.

An 80-year old Chinese man is begging authorities for mercy. He says his grandfather served China and fought during war.

Despite his family’s sacrifices, the man’s home is being forcibly torn down by the Chinese communist regime.

Forced demolitions have started in a residential area of Beijing called Xiangtang Village. Footage and inside sources tell us the area’s elderly residents have not been spared from the devastation.

Local sources explained that there are nearly 4,000 households in the village. According to a notice from authorities, about 500 households will be demolished in the first round of demolitions.

The source said officials gave residents 7 days to move out. Noting that the regime will threaten anyone who fails to leave with financial penalties. That includes having their pensions or retirement benefits taken or being forced to pay demolition fees.

For those who still refuse, they’ll be put on a regime blacklist.

The village is home to a number of retired citizens, some over 90 years old. Many of them report spending their life savings on their homes, aiming to spend their final years there.

One elderly man was spotted loudly crying in grief and protest over now being forced into homelessness.

To force residents out of their homes, authorities are cutting off water, electricity, and natural gas heating in the middle of winter. Weather forecasts put temperatures as low as 17 degrees Fahrenheit, putting evicted residents into a dire situation.

Homeowners condemn the regime’s forced demotions, saying the situation is wreaking havoc on the country and its people.

Among the homeowners cut off from electricity and water is a 90-year old professor at a Beijing University. On Tuesday morning, he declared he would embark on a hunger strike in protest. His actions have attracted online attention.

He questioned why his water and electricity were cut off after he paid for them.

Beijing’s weather forecast for next week puts temperatures well below freezing. The evicted homeowners told us local authorities say the decision to tear down property was made by top officials.

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