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In Hong Kong, anyone whose property is affected by a public construction project is entitled to claim compensation from the government for the damage to their qi. Typically, claimants ask the government to pay for a “tun fu” cleansing ritual, which involves a feng shui master performing rites around the site.

In recent years, rail lines, roads, bridges, tunnels and even telephone lines have been judged to offend feng shui and require cleansing.