Chinese authorities build road around house after elderly couple refuse to move
Chinese authorities have build a new road around a half-demolished building in the city of Wenling, after a family that lives in the house refused to move.
Luo Baogen and his wife, are embroiled in a row over the amount of relocation compensation offered by the government, and are the only remaining residents in that area, which is located in Zhejiang province.
According to the Independent, to ensure the couple are safe adjacent rooms in the property have been left intact.
The road paved through the Xiazhangyang village leads to the Wenling railway station and is not yet officially open.
According to the paper, property owners in China that refuse to move for new developments are known as 'Nail Householders', in a reference to a nail that is difficult to remove from wood.
Laws in the People's Republic of China have recently been tightened up and it is now illegal to demolish a property without agreement, the paper added.