16/10/2012

Conflict Over Land Is Building in China. Is The Problem Becoming Insoluble?

Gu Suhua writes from Beijing: Another social protest about a land seizure in China. This year alone has seen over 150,000 of these protests. Does this mean that a groundswell of protest is building up in the Middle Kingdom?

China land seizure

So two factors are in play here: more and more cropland is being swallowed up by urban development with the result that China is running out of land to feed itself.

China in Africa

Back to the problem of farmers losing their land. Every country has laws which allow authorities to compulsorily purchase land needed for development. However there has to be adequate compensation. Where China is different is that its laws are being flouted by local authorities which need to make money fast so as to balance their budgets. Conflict Over Land Is Building in China. Is The Problem Becoming Insoluble? by Alexander an image originally shared on Stirring Trouble Internationally - A humorous take on news and current affairs http://www.stirringtroubleinternationally.com.

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