My pen name is Lao Jia. For thousands of years, generation after generation, our family have been living in Changzhi City in Shanxi Province, but the CCP secretary of the city sold our farm land to a mining company without discussing it with any of us.
Then office buildings were erected on this land. I cannot farm any more. I have appealed to the local government and all associated department. For 5 years I went to them countless time, to no avail. Why is it that this issue cannot be resolved by any of the responsible departments? Who is protecting the peasants’ interest? Why is it so hard for peasants to protect their own interests? When I was a child, I was a young pioneer. But today the government is too corrupt, the sooner I quit it, the sooner I am at peace!
16 April, 2014