Real Estate Company In China Hires HIV-Positive People To Scare Residents Out Of Apartment Complex
A real estate company in China is accused of hiring six HIV-positve people to “harass” residents into leaving a housing compound so it could be destroyed, paving the way for a profitable re-development. The HIV-positive people were apparently told to wave their “AIDS identity cards” at the residents to frighten them out of their homes.
The story comes from China Central Television, the state broadcasting company, who according to the Taipei Times discovered that the Yi’an Real Estate Company in Nanyang, a large city in the Henan province, had hired the HIV-positive people “in order to achieve its goal of speedy demolition,” as a local politician put it. CCTV found that either Yi’an or the HIV-positive people had spray-painted the words “AIDS Demolition Team” in red on the walls of the housing compound.