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  1. Farmers to get land leases past 30 years

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... policymaker says. However, Chen Xiwen, director of the central government's rural work office, yesterday ruled out the possibility of lifting the restrictions for farmers to use their farmland and house site contracts as collateral for bank loans. Mr Chen's remark was the first official clarification of the government's stance on the issue, as many rural experts have been ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

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    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... When farmers swarm to cities but cannot become urban residents … instability will be created Agriculture official Chen Xiwen on the rural influx to cities   I'm in a state of delirium right now. It's a mixture of jet lag and not really knowing what is real Rapper Pharrell Williams on visiting Hong Kong   Without accurate, careful and critical evaluation, changing ...

  3. Faster abolition of agriculture tax signals support for farmers

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A tax on farmers could be abolished within three years- two years ahead of the schedule promised by Premier Wen Jiabao last month- according to Chen Xiwen, deputy director of the office of the central financial work leading group. In a report carried by the official China Daily yesterday, Mr Chen was quoted by a Ministry of Agriculture researcher as saying ...

  4. Beijing rejects farmers' call for land privatisation rights

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... be returned to its collective owner, not individuals. Chen Xiwen, deputy director of the office of the central leading group on financial and economic affairs, said yesterday the mainland would stick ... and developers illegally seize farmland, they have violated the law and regulation. If it is proved true after investigations, then the land should be returned to farmers,' Mr Chen said. ...

  5. Land-seizure rows the main cause of rural unrest in '06

    Posted Jan 31st 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... year, but a top official in charge of rural policies yesterday ruled out any possibility that land on the mainland would be privatised. Chen Xiwen, a vice-minister of the Office of the Central ... and embezzlement of public funds and assets by grass-roots cadres accounted for about 30 per cent of cases, Mr Chen said, with the remaining 20 per cent involving protests against environmental pollution. ...

  6. Yuan rise 'would hurt grain'

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Senior agriculture official Chen Xiwen has warned that an appreciation of the yuan would have a negative impact on grain production. An increase in the value of the currency ... of agriculture,' Mr Chen said. 'While an appreciation would be an encouragement to [foreign producers], it would be a new challenge to the domestic agriculture sector.' The problem would be made ...

  7. Easing of farmland controls considered

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of farmland, a top rural policymaker said yesterday, amid increasing unrest in the countryside. But Chen Xiwen warned authorities would not relinquish their sole right to acquire and convert farmland to non-agricultural use unless an effective way was found to preserve the size of farmland if controls were relaxed. 'Eventually, we have to propose land acquisition reform gradually,' said Mr Chen ...

  8. Learning from refugees' plight

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lost the opportunity to study in the United States because of the civil war,' said Ashley Chen Xiwen, a second-year English language student. 'He still has the passion to contribute ...

  9. Rural workers will suffer from 'excessive' bird flu measures: official

    Posted Feb 10th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... says. Chen Xiwen, deputy director of the office of the Central Financial Work Leading Group, yesterday said consumers should be given guidance to encourage 'normal consumption' ... not eat poultry, I think farmers will suffer great losses,' Mr Chen said. He urged the public to adopt a 'scientific attitude' towards the consumption of poultry and repeated ...

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    Milk powder, GM food and pollution: Interesting quotes from NPC

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 05:51pm by Chris Luo

    ... heard of anyone suffering ill effects from eating genetically modified food.” Chen Xiwen, deputy director of the Office of Central Rural Work Leading Group, on food safety.   “Some low-level ... value-added tax on closely monitored polluting enterprises, the proceeds of which can be used in part by local government as an environmental protection fund.” Chen Guoying, secretary of the leading ...




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