Even after the Central Propaganda Department’s order to the press banning independent reporting on Chongqing’s “Nail House” event, many Chinese media continue to run commentary and discussions on this case, generally exploring its relationship to the Property Law. David Kelly has translated a series of article titles from Chinese media, just to illustrate that the coincidence in timing of this demolition case and the announcement of the Law has raised its profile.
“Cong ‘Deguo mofang zhuren gao Huangdi’ dao ‘zuiniu dingzihu'” ‚Ä®[From ‘German mill owner sues the Emperor’ to the ‘most in-your-face recalcitrants’]‚Ä®Shenzhen zaixian, 29 March 2007 (here).
He Maobin, “Chongqing Jiulongpo Qufaguan dale Wuquanfa yi er guang” ‚Ä®[Slap in the face for the Property Law by Chongqing’s Jiulongpo District Court], ‚Ä®Beida fal√º xinxi wang, 28 March 2007¬† (here)
(Closing line: “That loud slap in the face from Chongqing’s Jiulongpo District Court ruling, and the heavy kicks from Professor Jiang Ping, remind us that the future is bright in the property rights era, but also tortuous and difficult. We need an indomitable ‘nail spirit.'”).
Xiao Chang, “‘Dingzihu’ beihou shi siquan guannian de jueqi”‚Ä®[Behind the ‘dingzihu’ is the rise of the concept of private property],‚Ä®Hongwang, 25 March 2007 (here).
Jing Kaixuan, “Dou shi Wuquanfa ‘ruodewo'”‚Ä®[All are ‘disastrous consequences’ of the Property Law],‚Ä®Xianzai kuaibao, 29 March 2007 (here).
Zhang Yue, “Inside story of the Chongqing ‘dingzihu’ incident,” Nanfang zhoumo, 29 March 2007 (here).
(Lots about the free-form fighter and his bouts with Russian Muslims…)
Su Yongtong, “Stalemate continues, how will the in-your-face ‘dingzihu’ affair wind up?,” Nanfang zhoumo, 29 March 2007 ( here).
Tian Wang, “Chongqing ‘dingzihu’ affair gives the law an opportunity,” Nanfang zhoumo, 29 March 2007 ( here).
Wang Xin, “Interpreting the Property Law,” Ershiyi shiji jingji baodao, 31/03/2007 (here).
The last of these is a round table with interesting discussants like Yao Yang, Yin Tian, Sheng Hong, and others.