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Survivor House

China's version of 'David vs. Goliath' in the real estate market

[2004] Wu Ping's home (located in Chongqing, southwest China) was left standing on its own island as the family refused to accept compensation to move. While the row rumbled on, the bulldozers excavated the site around them. Rumoured to have government connections, the family is not expected to be forced out. This is the first major test of a newly passed private-property law...
Survivor House thanks to Idske Mulder, The Netherlands

Demolition crews don't always get their way - a survivor stands tall

Survivor House thanks to Idske Mulder, The Netherlands

Survivor House thanks to Idske Mulder, The Netherlands


[JP Press: 3 April 2007] Authorities in China have torn down a stubborn couple's house after a three-year stand-off that hindered a construction project and captivated the nation, a witness and state media said. Wu Ping and Yang Wu have been fighting off bulldozers in downtown Chongqing since 2004, when they were one of 280 households asked to make way for a redevelopment project in the booming southwestern city of nearly 28 million. Their two-storey brick building was clawed into dust by an earth mover as a few dozen reporters and people looked on late last night, said witness Zhang Shuguang, who photographed the event and posted them to his blog. The official Xinhua News Agency said Wu and Yang had agreed to move into a similar-sized apartment elsewhere in Chongqing. The building had been standing precariously on a small island of land surrounded by a vast construction site. Chinese news reports and online commentators refer to the home as a 'dingzihu' or 'nail house,' playing on a phrase for troublemakers who stick up like nails and refuse to go along with government policies.

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China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese. - Charles de Gaulle

My train of thought derailed. There were no survivors. - Unknown

I just love Chinese food. My favorite dish is number 27. - Clement Attlee

In our rushing, bulls in china shops, we break our own lives. - Ann Voskamp

I look like I'm Chinese or Thai or Japanese - very different. - Mary Kom

We'd show an Alzheimer's survivor here, if there were one. - Unknown

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I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China. - Rob Lowe

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No Chinese Catholics are allowed to worship ancestors in their familial temples. - Pope Clement XI

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I just wasn't cut out to be a Chinese Tiger Mom. I'm more of an Irish Setter Dad. - P.J. O'Rourke

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I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street. - W H Auden

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity. - John F Kennedy


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