Chinese Media And Web Users Discuss The Winners And Losers Following Demolition Of China’s “Toughest Nail House” – CMP

China Media Project examines the online aftermath of the “nail house”:

 20070403 07Just after 7pm Monday, crews went to work destroying China’s “toughest nail house”, an isolated Chongqing residence where homeowners had vowed for days to fight for their rights and stand up to property developers [Chinese coverage]. As demolition work began, the homeowners reportedly reached a relocation agreement with city authorities. Yesterday, Chinese news media and Internet users turned to post-game analysis of the winners and losers in the standoff over the “nail house” and property rights in China — and the count was by no means unanimous. [Full text]

– See also photos of the demolition of the nail house, and a translation of an article about the terms of the settlement the nail house owners finally accepted, via ESWN.


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