Check these guys out. Developers bought up all this property, but one homeowner didn’t want to sell. I’m sure some serious negotiation was going on and they were offered a pretty penny, but they didnt’ want to sell. So, what happened?
Here’s a link to a blog that has more information if you’re interested, as well as a video interview (if you speak Mandarin) Global Voices Online » Blog Archive » China: Homeowners hold their ground
I don’t know the first thing about Chinese real estate or how such disputes are handled, but I’m guessing the developers applied some serious pressure on these guys and my hat’s off to these guys for stickin’ it to the man.
Of course, what the hell are they going to do now, install an elevator?