Saturday, February 25, 2006

Land rights and graft a thorny issue

On February 25, 2006, Dr. Wenran Jiang was interviewed by the Straits Times on the growing rights movement among Chinese peasants stemming from China's ambiguous and frequently abused land ownership-acquisition policies.

Analysts are divided on whether China's rural reforms can succeed without addressing the thorny questions of land-ownership and rights.

Professor Jiang Wenran thinks the land issue will neither make nor break the bid to improve rural living. He commented that the land-rights issue is not the key issue that is going to make Chinese peasants better or worse off.

You can read the article here.

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