No More Chinese Communist Party

March 2, 2010

The Sydney Morning Harold:

Filed under: Uncategorized — carryanne @ 11:23 pm

China’s land disputes at crisis point as revolutionary turmoil beckons, says professor of disenfranchised

“He asked three questions, one of which was: ‘In 2007 Chinese peasants in three regions made declarations of private land ownership. What happens if one day all Chinese peasants do?’ I felt dizzy at that moment because that question wasn’t on our preplan. I told him, according to our investigations, more than 90 per cent of Chinese farmers don’t yet have such conceptions.”

Cheap, stolen land is fueling an ever-growing construction and industrial production boom.

Nevertheless, despite the central government’s strident warnings and feeble interventions, the problem of officials stealing peasant land is reaching ever-greater heights.

A protester is dragged away from an industrial park, the site of a 2006 land dispute. (AP/CHINA OUT)

Here’s another blog article with lots of links.


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