land rights

River Crab Archive: Yunnan Villagers Protest Land Grabs in May

When something disappears from the Internet in China, netizens joke that it has been “river-crabbed,” a play on the euphemism “harmonized.” The River Crab Archive is a collection of blog post titles, weibo, and other materials...

AmazeNews: At the Mercy of “Brother Emperor”

Qiwen Lu (奇闻录, AmazeNews) gathers “news of the weird” from China. It was voted Best Blog in Chinese in Deutsche Welle’s 2013 BOBS awards. The AmazeNews story below was first posted on May 8 as part of the ongoing series Scenes...

Tensions Mount as China Snatches Farms for Homes

The Wall Street Journal explores land ownership in China, and the economic and political factors which lead to farmers being pushed off their land and often into lives of poverty: The root of the problem is an economic system...

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