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 Paulina Hartono | Oct 10, 2008
Chinese leaders have turned their attention to the social imbalances that face China’s 730 million farmers. Land reform measures and rural property rights form the core of the discussion. Andrew Batson of Wall Street...
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
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