Government to curb illegal land grabs – Jiang Zhuqing

From China Daily:

China has established a new system to keep track of land use in a bid to curb runaway investment and protect the interests of farmers.

The State Council, China’s cabinet, has authorized the Ministry of Land and Resources /ÂõΩÂúü˵ÑÊ∫êÈÉ®(MLR) to supervise and overhaul land use and management by local governments, Vice-Premier Zeng PeiyanÔºàÊõæÂüπÁÇéÔºâ told a national conference on land control…The cabinet also decided to set up a national office to oversee land use, as well as nine regional bureaux, said the official.

“A major problem this year in land management is the excessive expansion of low-cost industrial land,” said Gan ZangchunÔºàÁîòËóèÊò•Ôºâ, the newly-appointed deputy state superintendent-general of landÔºàÂõΩÂÆ∂ÂúüÂú∞ÂâØÊĪÁù£ÂØüÔºâ. [Full Text]

Read related article of “China’s Land Grabs Raise Specter of Popular Unrest” from Washington Post.

Another article of “Land Grab Stirs China’s Poor To Anger” from COX Washington Bureau.

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