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Stand-off at Beijing ‘Nail House’

From BBC News: A Beijing family are refusing to move from their city centre home, despite a court order threatening to throw them out. Family members say they are not being offered enough compensation for the home they bought 60...

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A Nail House in the Heart of Beijing

From the Time-blog: Beijing is full of patriotism these days. National flags adorn cars and “I [heart] China” t-shirts are in fashion. But it’s hard to match the display of one small store in central Beijing. A national flag...

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‘Nail House’ Blogger is Homeowners’ Hope – Zhuang Pinghui

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 […]

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Nailing nail houses – South China Morning Post

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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Video: The Fall Of The Nail House – Cindy Martin

Wu Ping and Yang Wu gained international celebrity for their refusal to move out of their house to make room for a shopping mall. Their face-off lasted three years but it has now come to an end. They previously demanded a house the same size, height and exposure as theirs as well as 625-thousand dollars. […]

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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”: Just 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 […]

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