Chinese Developers Wary at Land Auctions

As criticism of land grabs and forced demolitions continues, the Wall Street Journal reports that despite signs of a rebound in the property market, Chinese developers are skittish at land auctions: A number of cities, including...

Wu Si on Wukan and Civil Rights

Wu Si, Chief Editor of the journal Yanhuang Chunqiu (炎黄春秋), contributed his thoughts to an online forum discussing the December 22 People’s Daily editorial “What Does ‘Wukan’s Turn’ Mean for...

Hu Deping on Wukan and Land Rights

Hu Deping, son of former Communist Party General Secretary Hu Yaobang, contributed this commentary to a forum discussing the December 22 People’s Daily editorial “What Does ‘Wukan’s Turn’ Mean for Us?” The discussion was...

Police Fire on Protesting Farmers in Yunnan

In the wake of Tibetan unrest, farmers from the Miao (or Hmong) ethnic minority group clashed with riot police over land they claim was illegally seized by a mining company leaving two dead, according to China Worker...

Shengyou Attack (UPDATED)

The Washington Post posted a video clip of the Shengyou attack. (registration required). Editor’s Note: This video contains violent content. presents

The Great Chinese Land Grab is on

Asia Times has published an investigation into land misappropriation, which is quickly contributing to the destruction of arable land while robbing farmers of their crops. According



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