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]