land use



Video: Guanzhou Modernized

China Green, a multimedia venture of the Asia Society that focuses on China’s environmental challenges, has posted a new video about Guanzhou Island, off of Guangzhou: Guanzhou Modernized explores the development of...

China’s Tough Choice: Food or Concrete

The desire to stimulate China’s economy has forced the Chinese government to choose between preserving land or preserving economic growth.  From the Asia Times: When a leading mainland economist suggested recently that...

Approaches to Rural Reform

This article briefly traces several historical moments of land reform in China, particularly the implementation of the household contract system, the emergence of township enterprises, and the use of forestland. From Beijing...

Land Reform in China – Promises, Promises

Farmers in China are waiting for land reform so that they can have greater ownership over their land. A story from the Economist: Their main hope now appears to rest with the Communist party’s leadership. After a meeting in...

China Issues New Land Management Statute

From Xinhua: China has published a statute, “Methods for Punishing Violations of Regulations on Land Management”, that replaces the “Provisional Methods for Punishing Violations of Regulations on Land...

Food Crisis – A Wake-up Call to Guangdong

With food crisis alarms sounding around the world, Guangdongers may stop thinking “I can buy whatever as long as I have the bucks.” A CCTV report translated by CDT from Guangdong is well known as the...




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