Changsha old man holds out in half demolished 'nail house' that stands on man-made mound in middle of construction site

Nail house,Construction site

A half demolished nail house standing on a mound in middle of a construction site in Changsha, Hunan province drew nationwide attention on Sunday. The house owner can only reach his home by a ladder.

In China, a "nail house" refers to a home whose owners refuse to leave and make room for new development. Developers have to elaborately construct around it, often leaving behind an eyesore...   Full Story

China Economy | Feb 23, 2014 AM | Related China Story:Nail house

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Nail house

This half demolished building standing in middle of an intersection has been dubbed as the most stubborn nail house of Fujian

A half demolished three storey house has been recently exposed on Chinese social media and dubbed by Chinese netizens as the most stubborn nail house of Fujian. Read More

China Economy | Jan 18, 2014 AM | Related China stories:Nail house

Counterfeit brand

Counterfeit brand signs removed from the 'Street of Fakes' in Wuxi

All the seven counterfeit brand signs have been removed from the street of fakes in Wuxi, Jiangsu province. Read More

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Counterfeit brand

This shopping street in Wuxi has a cluster of counterfeit brands based on some of the world's most famous

A shopping street in Wuxi, Jiangsu province is lined with a cornucopia of counterfeit brands from H&N, Zare, Hugo BGSS, SFFCCCKS coffee, to 中国中商银行 (ICBC knock-off). Read More

China Economy | Jan 8, 2014 AM | Related China stories:Counterfeit brand

Unpaid wages

Typical China phenomenon at year's end: migrant workers threaten to jump off building in protest over unpaid wages in Lanzhou

Six migrant workers threatened to jump off the roof of a nine-storey building in Lanzhou as a protest over their unpaid wages of 240 thousand yuan. Read More

China Economy | Jan 5, 2014 AM | Related China stories:Unpaid wages

Half demolished

It is dangerous to live in these half demolished houses, but residents in Nanning have no choice

Previous forced demolition of buildings on both sides of the Changgang Road have left two lines of half demolished buildings, presenting a bizarre landscape of dangerous buildings in Nanning. Read More

China Economy | Jan 4, 2014 PM | Related China stories:Half demolished

Street advertisement

Typical street view in China: that is too many advertisements on this pedestrian bridge in Harbin

An pedestrian overpass in Harbin is covered with advertising banners, flyers and stickers. Read More

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Zhejiang farmer grows crops on rooftop farm, saying yield is 30 percent higher than on ground-level land

Peng Qiugen, a farmer in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province draws national applause by growing crops on a sky farm on rooftop of his 4-storey house. Read More

China Economy | Nov 19, 2013 AM | Related China stories:Rooftop


G-String? No, it is a multifunctional condom invented by Guangzhou students

A group of six university students from Guangzhou have invented a new fashion of G-String shaped condoms which they claim are more capable of preventing people from contracting sexual diseases. Read More

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Giant penis

Look: this phallus-shaped building will be the landmark and tallest construction of Hainan

Architects in Hainan are building their own phallus-shaped construction to rival the People's Daily new Headquarters. Read More

China Economy | Nov 13, 2013 AM | Related China stories:Giant penis

Toy bricks building

Toy Bricks building appears in Guangzhou

A bizarre-shaped building in Guangzhou earns the name Toy Bricks Building because it looks like being piled up with building blocks. Read More

China Economy | Sep 28, 2013 AM | Related China stories:Toy bricks building

Rooftop house

Sky houses supported simply by pillars appear on rooftop of three-storey building in Dongguan

Two houses supported simply by pillars appear on roof of a three-storey building in Dongguan, called by netizen as castle in the air or sky houses. Chengguan rules them as illegal construction. Read More

China Economy | Sep 11, 2013 AM | Related China stories:Rooftop house

Guardrail blown down

Zhejiang bridge named as Paper Bridge after stone guardrails on it blown down by wind

Zhejiang bridge named as Paper Bridge after stone guardrails on it were blown down by not so strong wind. The construction quality has been questioned. Read More

China Economy | Aug 20, 2013 AM | Related China stories:Guardrail blown down

Rooftop villa

Beijing professor spends six years building an awesome villa with mountain rock and tree on roof of 26-storey apartment building; Update: to be demolished in 15 days

A villa privately built on the roof of a residential building in downtown Beijing by a professor Zhang Biqing has been asked to be demolished within 15 days. Read More

China Economy | Aug 12, 2013 AM | Related China stories:Rooftop villa

Beijiu barrel

Take a look at the Hangzhou Liquor Barrel building that remains unfinished for ten years

Recently, an uncompleted building in Hangzhou looking like a giant liquor barrel has drawn public attention. Read More

China Economy | Aug 10, 2013 AM | Related China stories:Beijiu barrel

Wolf skin smuggling

Beijing custom officials intercept 645 pieces of wolf skin being smuggled into China

As many as 645 pieces of entire wolf skin were intercepted by Beijing custom officials on way of being smuggled into China. Read More

China Economy | Aug 9, 2013 AM | Related China stories:Wolf skin smuggling

Mini Paris

China's Little Paris in Hangzhou ends up like ghost town and functions more as backdrop for wedding photography

Located in Hangzhou, the Shanzhai Paris, actually named as Tianducheng Sky City, boasts of the Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower, is a housing project that ends up like a ghost town in China. Read More

China Economy | Aug 4, 2013 AM | Related China stories:Mini Paris

Sky villas

Will the roof houses survive possible forceful demolition? Houses built in the sky by Hunan developer are ruled as illegal and not allowed to be sold

As many as 25 villas have been built on a commercial building in Hengyang, Hunan province. The roof houses have been ruled as illegal by authority and not permitted to sell. Read More

China Economy | Aug 3, 2013 PM | Related China stories:Sky villas

Giant Yellow Duck

Shanzhai Giant Yellow Duck sprouts across mainland China

The successful story of the 16-meter tall Giant Yellow Duck installed in Hong Kong has inspired an imitation fever across mainland China, as many property developers in Chinese cities rush to install similar but smaller yellow ducks to attract potential customers. Read More

China Economy | Jun 2, 2013 AM | Related China stories:Giant Yellow Duck

Shanghai Riding boot

Shanghai erects riding boot to compete with Beijing big underpants and Suzhou long johns for title of most bizarre building of China

After ‘big underpants’ (China Central Television Headquarters) in Beijing, ‘long johns’ (Gate of the East Building) in Suzhou, Shanghai erects ‘riding boot building’ to show it does not want to lag behind. Read More

China Economy | Mar 17, 2013 AM | Related China stories:Shanghai Riding boot

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