Displaced By Development: The Impact of Forced Evictions Worldwide

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A 2012 Amnesty International report revealed that forced evictions are on a rapid rise in China. More than 40 cases of people setting themselves on fire to resist eviction have been collected by the human-rights group. Due to urban renewal and redevelopment projects, such as the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 Shanghai Expo, local governments have been grabbing land and relocating hundreds of thousands of people.

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