December 4, 2012 by W.E. Ning
Last week we reported on a lonely ‘nail house’ holding out in the middle of a new highway in Zhejiang Province. The stubborn owner refused to sell because he believed the compensation offered was too low. The story went all over China and the rest of the world so the local government, the developer of the road, had to be careful…
November 26, 2012 by W.E. Ning
A lonely house stands in the middle of a brand new road in the great city of Wenlin in Zhejiang Province. The owner of the house stubbornly refused to sell hit property for the price offered. His neighbors all sold out so their houses were flattened to make room for the road. The last man standing however, kept standing. The developer therefore decided to build the road, around the house.