Video: Couple lose fight with Chinese authorities as 'Island House' is demolished

James Batchelor

Last month, we brought you news of an elderly couple in China who were standing in the way of a new motorway, refusing to move out of their home for it to be demolished.

In a bid to pressure the couple to move out, authorities simply built the road around the house. They were faced with living in a partly-demolished five-storey house smack bang in the middle of a large motorway – that was until earlier this week.