[CrackMonkey] Last Maoist stronghold to become shopping center
nick at zork.net
Tue Jan 15 15:35:47 PST 2002
> Apartments come in only two sizes. Residents are bound by strict
> rules. The approval of a Communist Party committee is required for
> all marriages. A mass wedding is held once a year on New Year's Day.
> After childbirth women are sterilised. Wrongdoers are paraded
> through the village with their heads shaved. The village has
> acquired cult status among those who still pine for the certainties
> of the Mao era.
> To make way for the development, 114 residents have been forced out
> of their homes, which are earmarked for demolition. The announcement
> has caused uproar among villagers.
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