A 26-storey residential building in Beijing in 2013 on top of which the owner built a villa with a fake mountain and trees. Illegal structures are common throughout China and Hong Kong. Photo: Simon Song A 26-storey residential building in Beijing in 2013 on top of which the owner built a villa with a fake mountain and trees. Illegal structures are common throughout China and Hong Kong. Photo: Simon Song
A 26-storey residential building in Beijing in 2013 on top of which the owner built a villa with a fake mountain and trees. Illegal structures are common throughout China and Hong Kong. Photo: Simon Song
China Society

Lethal illegal building works in China can’t be torn down fast enough

  • Two incidents in China this year have killed nearly 30 people each, both the result of additional floors being illegally added to buildings
  • Chinese authorities tear down millions of square feet of illegal structures every year

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A 26-storey residential building in Beijing in 2013 on top of which the owner built a villa with a fake mountain and trees. Illegal structures are common throughout China and Hong Kong. Photo: Simon Song A 26-storey residential building in Beijing in 2013 on top of which the owner built a villa with a fake mountain and trees. Illegal structures are common throughout China and Hong Kong. Photo: Simon Song
A 26-storey residential building in Beijing in 2013 on top of which the owner built a villa with a fake mountain and trees. Illegal structures are common throughout China and Hong Kong. Photo: Simon Song
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