Property Rights in China

Antony — November 22, 2012

There’s an interesting article in today’s National Post about so called “nail houses” in China. These are houses where the owners refuse to make way for developments, often holding out for more compensation. Even for government projects, individual landowners are refusing to budge, and the State seems unable to force them to leave. Does this mean that property rights are stronger in China than in the Western world, where the State routinely uses Eminent Domain to force individual landowners from their homes?

Nail House

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David says

Great post Antony! It wouldnt surprise me if property rights were stronger in China.

— December 1, 2012

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