Land Expropriation, top Reason for Chinese Farmers’ Petitions – xinhua

From People’s Daily:

Land expropriation is the most frequent subject of petitions made by Chinese farmers, with complaints about village finances and environmental pollution coming second and third, a senior agriculture official said in Beijing on Tuesday.

Chen Xiwen, director of the office of the central leading group on rural work, said that government officials “should not turn a deaf ear to farmers’ requests”. “Neither should government officials brush aside farmers’ petitions claiming that they are trivial,” he said at a press conference held by the Information Office of the State Council.[Full Text]

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