House built in the middle of a motorway in China is finally demolished

No longer living in the fast lane: Elderly Chinese couple finally give in and let bulldozers pull down their house after motorway was built around it Elderly couple refused to have their home demolished, saying the compensation offered was not enough But they are thought to have accepted an increased amount from the Chinese GovernmentHouse became a symbol of resistance against authorities that often pressure residents into making way for developers | UPDATED: 15:47 GMT, 1 December 2012 At five storeys high, it stood in the middle of a newly-built motorway as a symbol of resistance. But after refusing to relocate while authorities built a giant road around their home, an elderly Chinese couple has finally admitted defeat.