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ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperOpinion / BlogEditorialsOp-EdColumnistsContributorsCartoonsSpecialsFrom the PressForum TrendsFrom the ReadersDebateEditors Pick:Syrian refugeescyberspaceV-Day paradeshrimp scandalTPPThe best and the worst in one dayBy MichaelM (blog.chinadaily.com.cn) Updated:2015-04-17 10:05Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallIf youve followed my story about recent events, you already know. But, if you havent, let me recap several things.I moved into a new apartment in November of 2014. I paid a year in advance along with management fees, water (for a full year) and heat. Altogether, I spent a little more than 40,000 RMB. I had a lease with a management company. As far as I knew, they owned the property (I later found out that they didnt). In December, a lady shows up at my door claiming she is the owner and that the management company hadnt paid her. She asked for my help in proving that Id paid them. I was willing to help her. I had my contract and all my receipts.That issue passed and apparently she got her money. I never heard from her again.About a month ago, on March 14, she started contacting me again saying shed not been paid. She also started giving me threats that she would take the apartment and force me to move even though she knew that I was paid through October, 2015. I went to the management company and realized that the company was about to go bankrupt. Many people were there also trying to collect money from this company. It was a pretty bad scene with people yelling at each other and a near verbal riot.Threats continued from the owner of the property. She was threatening to change the locks and take possession of all of my things. (This is a very clear, black and white situation in the West. She would be charged with harassment, threats and theft if she took my things in the USA. It would be very easy to report her to the authorities and stop her threats and attempts at intimidation.) Id done nothing wrong. I paid everything that I was required to pay. I paid immediately when told how much to pay. (I take care of my business.)A week ago, she turned off my electricity. I checked at the Bank of China and was told that I had too much money on deposit there to cover my electricity for several months. I checked with the building management company (a property/maintenance company) and they told me that the owner had cut my electricity. I got a lawyer there quickly who threatened to sue them. They turned it back on. An hour after turning it back on, it went off again. She had sent one of her relatives to disconnect and take the electric meter. My teaching assistant saw the guy with the meter and took his picture but only got a shot of his back. People from the English corner that I volunteer my time at and from the school I teach at, started showing up at my home. Finally, at about 9:30 p.m., the guy brought the meter back and reinstalled it (in America, this guy would be in jail for stealing the property of a utility company). After the electricity came back on, the apartment owner showed up again. I had my lawyer there to deal with her. She gave a proposal in order to get me to give her some money and stay in the apartment. However, by this time, I knew that I couldnt stay there and be safe. There were other rumors about her fellow villagers (this community was given to a large group of villagers who had been displaced from their village) that threatened my safety. 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