It seems in light of all the media coverage of the holdout or nailhouse in Chongqing, the owners have taken drastic measures and plan to stake it out in their house even though local courts have ruled that they must leave the premises by the 23rd. The couple who own the house are demanding that they be given comparable square footage in the new building, but the developer will only agree upon a small monetary compensation. The husband of Mrs. Wuping, whose media interview I just translated, has stationed himself on the island and has stated: “If anyone dares to come up I’ll beat them back down!” The 54 year old Yang Wuping also happens to be a martial arts champion. This was after Mrs. Wuping herself said you need to be patient and “can’t go around speaking carelessly.”
In addition Nanfang Metropolis Weekly ran an editorial saying that the nailhouse in Chongqing could be the first real test of China’s new property law. Link
And according to a recent interview with the head of the Jiulong Hills District courts: “if they don’t move out automatically they will be forced to evict.” Link
Google and Baidu news are also pulling up hundreds of mainland media outlets that are covering the story.
Things aren’t looking so good for the nailhouse owner, even though the property law is on the books it isn’t effective until October according to a People’s University professor, so they just need to find the will to stick it out for a few more months. Link