Men work at a construction site for a residential skyscraper in Shanghai. Urban development patterns should encourage good neighbourliness between the rich and poor, fostering camaraderie rather than promoting class hatred. Photo: AFP

Forced evictions are destroying society in China, and elsewhere

Mathias Agbo Jnr says a development model that forcibly takes homes away from the poor to cater to the privileged classes only feeds resentment. Forced demolition creates more problems than it solves

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Men work at a construction site for a residential skyscraper in Shanghai. Urban development patterns should encourage good neighbourliness between the rich and poor, fostering camaraderie rather than promoting class hatred. Photo: AFP
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