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Date: 7 July 2016 Source: Today Fraught land policy based on collective ownership puts rural life at a crossroads BEIJING — Among communist China’s holy pilgrimage sites, Xiaogang Village stands out. The tiny place is a living shrine to villagers who defied the party to dismantle disastrous…
By: Erika Villanueva-Miranda  Date: July 31st 2016 Source: Yibada China rapid urbanization is now blamed for the country's most devastating flood in history. The recent calamity that brought China to its knees with a hefty $44.7 billion damage cost is partly caused by the country's "ruthless"…
By: Hu Jiye  Date: October 23rd 2016 Source: Global Times A guideline on improving legal protection for property rights was recently passed by China's Central Leading Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms. The guideline reflects the further development of China's Constitution, in which it…
By: Elias Glenn and Kevin Yao Date: November 3rd 2016 Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation China has relaxed rules to allow farmers to transfer their land rights to help promote more efficient, large-scale farms, amid an exodus of farm workers to the cities. The authorities on Sunday recommended…
By: NT Date: November 2nd 2016 Source: The Navhind Times Beijing: China has initiated a new set of land reforms changing the 30-year-old system to permit transfer of land rights to individuals or conglomerates, a politically sensitive move as the Communist country embarked on urban expansion…
By: Owen Guo Date: November 15th 2016 Source: New York Times BEIJING — The Chinese authorities said on Tuesday that they had executed a farmer convicted of killing a village official after the demolition of the farmer’s home, despite months of public outcry in sympathy with the farmer. The…
Ministry tells urban owners that they won’t have to pay more after their land rights expire, but analysts say the issue must be clarified in a law China’s land ministry has assured the country’s urban homeowners that they won’t have to pay extra money for their properties when their underlying…
By: Women Voice, Rong Chen Date: January 5th 2017 Source: Women of China Two high-ranking officials from China's Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) attended a press briefing on January 3 to explain the nation's latest policies on the reform of collective rural property rights. Han Changfu, minister of…
By: Xu Shanshan Date: January 5th 2017 Source: ECNS.cn Due to rapid urban area expansion, some 300,000 sq. km of particularly fertile cropland will be lost by 2030. Xinjiang, on China's border with Kazakhstan, has become a frontier as the ancient Silk Road is reinvigorated. The revival has…