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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Chinese Rover car plant to displace bees

The UK's Daily Telegraph reports that hundreds of Chinese peasants have been cleared off their land so a factory can be expanded to make Rover cars under the company's proposed buy-out by the Chinese government.
One woman, Qian Zhihua, who has a thriving bee-keeping business that she said brought in 50,000 yuan (£3,500, about $6,300) a year, complained: “They have offered me 150,000 yuan for our house and our land, but that is not enough. What about my bees?”
A number of people are refusing compensation and trying to stay put.


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