Chinese Nail House

Chinese nail house standing on a column of reath in a 17 metre deep hole

Fighting off developers offering inadequate compensation, home owners Wu Ping and Yang Wu held out against developers for nearly three years in Chongqing, a city of 28 million people in south-western China. The Chinese media to dub it the “dingzihu”, or “nail house”, a play on words referring to trouble makers who stick up like nails and refuse to be hammered down.

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