At the Guardian, Sue Anne Tay outlines the situation of many aging Shanghai residents who, after...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 31, 2013
In nearly 9,000 words at The Globe and Mail, Mark MacKinnon recounts his recent 22-day train journey around China, loosely following the course of Mao’s Long March. He met officials and protesters, nailhouse residents and...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 8, 2011
Caixin has posted a slideshow of a husband and wife who refused to relocate from their apartment to make way for a demolition crew in Guangzhou. See the photos here: In Guangzhou’s Yuexiu district lie the remains of what...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 24, 2010
The following story was reported by the Southern Weekend this March, translated by CDT: According to the Qianlong network, an elementary school teacher in Ninghe county, Tianjin, had her classes suspended after refusing to...
by Michael Zhao | Nov 8, 2007
A commentary translated by CDT from Southern Metropolis Daily: There have been many “nailhouses” making headlines in China lately. But this one is different, and it seems to defy any power in Shenzhen, including the...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 24, 2007
The recent “Shengzhou nailbuilding,” in which up to 20,000 people protested over the forced eviction of a 90-year-old woman and others in Zhejiang, was clearly not an isolated case, as we know from the abundant coverage of the Chongqing nailhouse saga earlier this year. Now Shanghaiist draws our attention to another case, in Beijing: And […]
by Zhaohua Li | Jun 23, 2007
John Kennedy at Global Voices provides extensive background on reports earlier today that a 90-year-old woman in the Zhejiang town of Shengzhou threatened police with a homemade gasoline bomb as violent protests erupted over her eviction. It appears the woman, Zhang Xinghua, is just one of dozens of residents resisting demolition of their building, which […]
by Sophie Beach | Apr 30, 2007
From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media: As mainstream media were forced to abandon coverage of the “nail house“, Mr Zhou’s site became a popular alternative source of updates. At its peak, it attracted more than 37,000 visitors a day. Others hoping to negotiate better deals with developers or to highlight violations of […]
by Sophie Beach | Apr 22, 2007
From the Jamestown Foundation’s China Brief: That the tightly controlled Chinese media even covered such a story came as much of a surprise, but Wu Ping’s nail house emerged just as the National People’s Congress was passing a new property rights law that purports to protect individual homeowners. This may have been more of an […]
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 14, 2007
From Southern Weekend, translated by EastSouthWestNorth: Our newspaper had exclusive interviews with Chongqing Jiulongpo district party secretary Zheng Hong, Jiulongpo district court director Zhang Li and the “nail house” owner Wu Ping who “vanished” after the settlement was reached. This report describes in detail how the public crisis was resolved through mediation and what is […]
by Michael Zhao | Apr 13, 2007
Nail house domino in the works? Here is another from Shenzhen, reported by South China Morning Post, via Simon World (photo: the Shenzhen nail house, via Simon World): Developers wanting to turn a Shenzhen site into the city’s tallest building are being blocked by an obstinate Hong Kong man whose building has become the mainland’s […]
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