Olympics Displace Millions in Beijing

Olympics Displace Millions in Beijing

Beijing : China | Jul 12, 2008 at 1:51 AM PDT
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More than 1.25 million people in Beijing -- at times as many as 13,000 people a week -- have been evicted since the city won its Olympic bid in 2001, according to the Geneva-based Center on Housing Rights and Evictions.

These residents are facing an issue that surfaces in every Olympics, gentrification in the name of improving a city's image. But in China, where the government is clamping down hard on anything that incites instability, those trying to fend off what appears to be inevitable have fewer options and face greater risk.

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Millions of Chinese have been deplaced by the gentrification surrounding the Olypmics grounds
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