On Wednesday, the National People’s Congress took a step towards the creation of China’s first...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 9, 2017
This year’s gathering of the Two Sessions in Beijing brought early steps towards the...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 8, 2011
When writer Yan Lianke was evicted from his recently-purchased home in Beijing, he wrote an appeal to President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao. Index on Censorship translated and published it: Three years ago, I bought a...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 11, 2011
Thirteen years ago, villagers were relocated from their hometown in Heilongjiang to make way for a reservoir needed to supply drinking water for Harbin. Dissatisfied with the compensation offered them, they moved back in and...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 8, 2011
Caixin has posted a slideshow of a husband and wife who refused to relocate from their apartment to make way for a demolition crew in Guangzhou. See the photos here: In Guangzhou’s Yuexiu district lie the remains of what...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 6, 2011
China Debate has an article looking at how reforms in the Marriage Law are unfair to women who may have invested equally with their husbands in joint property, but can’t claim any right to it in a divorce: China’s Supreme...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 17, 2011
China Geeks has translated part of an introduction to a 30,000 character report about housing demolition in 2010. Chinese media has been banned from writing about the report: In our analysis of 2010′s demolition events and...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 13, 2010
Shanghai Scrap has interviewed Amy L. Sommers, an American lawyer who tried to buy a pre-War home in Shanghai and became intimately familiar with the legal complexities of ownership claims on old buildings there. She later wrote...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 12, 2008
The New York Times reports on a group of people who traveled to Beijing intending to hold a protest during the Olympics against the unjust loss of property: Some of the group left their hide-out, an apartment in a northern...
by Liu Yong | Jan 21, 2008
From The Christian Science Monitor: The snowy, fogbound fields around this village in central China do not look like a battlefield. But in recent weeks they have become a flash point in a spreading peasants’ revolt against one of the key aspects of Communist Party rule: state ownership of farmland. “My ancestors bought this land” […]
by Liu Yong | Oct 1, 2007
From Xinhua: China’s landmark Property Law that provides equal protection to both state and private properties was put into effect on Monday. The law approved by the national legislature in March after repeated revisions and unprecedented eight readings is seen as a significant step in the country’s efforts to further economic reforms and boost social […]
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