The present Regulations are made so as to enhance the management of land use by the equity or non-equity joint ventures and wholly foreign-owned enterprises and to encourage foreign investment in the province. The location and limits of the site chosen by a foreign investment enterprise shall be subject to confirmation by local planning authorities. Procedures for the assignment initiate with an application for assignment by the foreign investment entity. When the application is approved, the applicant shall sign a land use contract, after which it will receive the land use certificate and the right over the use of the site. Land use rights do not include ownership of the land and are not transferable. The user of the land shall protect the water and mineral resources and other resources found within the borders of the site covered by the land use right and prevent any possible pollution or destruction. Remaining provisions deal with duration of the transfer, fees (agricultural, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery development projects shall benefit from a reduced fee), and dispute resolution.
Implements: Land Administration Law of the People's Republic of China. (2004-08-28)
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