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2012 December 31 Monday
Nail Houses In China

Nail houses are houses whose owners would not sell out to developers in China. You've got to see the pictures to appreciate this phenomenon. What surprises me: the legal system at least some parts of China is strong enough to prevent developers from forcing out the property owners. I wonder what percentage of nail house attempts succeed.

How often do developers use bribes on courts and police to allow them to force out land owners? Also, since some of the nail houses are in the middle of highways I'm surprised that China doesn't have eminent domain laws to allow governments to seize the land and force a sale. That happens in the United States very often. In fact, in the United States local governments use eminent domain to allow the governments to buy up and turn it over to favored developers. So do Chinese or American land owners have better legal protections of their land ownership?

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2012 December 31 04:35 PM 


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Wolf-Dog said at December 31, 2012 9:39 PM:

In China maybe corporations have difficulty using force to force out land owners, but for development purposes often the state can take over land. For various giant project, many villages were relocated.

Wolf-Dog said at December 31, 2012 9:39 PM:

In China maybe corporations have difficulty using force to force out land owners, but for development purposes often the state can take over land. For various giant projects, many people were relocated.

Steve Sailer said at January 2, 2013 4:04 AM:

These five and six story houses are likely owned by people with politically powerful connections.


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