Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read
Land Privatization Not An Option: Official
Adjust font size:

The Chinese government has ruled out the possibility of land privatization, Chen Xiwen, director of the central leading group on rural work, said on Tuesday.

Chen said land ownership was determined by China's constitution, instead of central government policy.

He announced the furthering of land-utilization reform to control illegal sales of farm land and to protect farmers' interests.

China is facing thorny problems in terms of rural land rights issues. Without secure land rights, farmers are increasingly being evicted from their lands to make way for roads, factories and residential areas.

Premier Wen Jiabao warned early last year that illegal uncompensated seizures of land without resettlement were a key source of instability in rural areas.

"It is sparking mass incidents in the countryside," said Wen. "We absolutely cannot commit a historic error regarding land problems."

The government issued a notice last year on strengthening land control, tightening controls over the transformation of farm lands into urban construction uses.

The threshold for transforming farm land into construction use was raised, and the illegal renting of farm land for non-farming uses like urban construction was banned.

(Xinhua News Agency January 30, 2007)

Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read

Related Stories
Land Confiscation, Top Reason for Farmers' Petitions
Resumption of VAT Vexes Property Developers
More "Affordable Houses" in Wake of New Property Tax
China to Reclaim More Land
China Raises Tax Rates on Urban Land Use
National Website on Land And Resources Opens
New Land Rules to Be Enforced

Product Directory
China Search
Country Search
Hot Buys
SiteMap | About Us | RSS | Newsletter | Feedback
Copyright © All Rights Reserved     E-mail: Tel: 86-10-88828000 京ICP证 040089号