Tuesday, March 27, 2007

china's "batteries not included"

There's an old Spielberg-produced movie called "Batteries Not Included" where a group of tenants in an apartment block fights against a real estate developer who wants to throw them out of the building (you can view the trailer on YouTube here).
The end, I won't tell you, but this real-life story taking place in today's China reminded me of that movie (see photo below). The owner of the house refused to move out so the developer dug a giant pit around it. People are calling it the "nail house".
And as I learned from a recent boingboing post, this is not so uncommon at all (and not restricted to China as well).The whole story with more pictures on China Daily (here)

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