As far as progress goes, yes sacrifices will be made. But in general, the sacrifices are supposed to allow for better and/or safer living. Ripping the homes of 1.3 million people is no small thing. Understandably, as a percentage, it's very small: China has a population of 1.35 billion, so .096%. But that's also the entire population of Trinidad and Tobago or all of Hawaii. Sure, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, but not when the "few" is 1.3 million.
- http://www.ctgpc.com.cn/sx/news.php?mNewsId=29096 (translated into English)
- http://chinaneast.xinhuanet.com/jszb/2009-01/11/content_15419027.htm (translated into English)