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  1. News - Hong Kong - DISPUTE

    Workshop wrecked in land dispute

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:02am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Kwu Tung villager says landlord tore down her property without warning Workshop wrecked over land dispute An elderly villager has spoken out against ... sheets and some wooden posts, she said. Ho said the land she had been renting for more than 50 years was sold to a new owner in March. In June, she was invited to renew her lease with a property ...

  2. News - China Insider - LAND DISPUTES

    Shandong villagers hospitalised after pepper spray attack in land dispute

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:52pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Police in Shandong have detained a man who allegedly attacked villagers with illegal pepper spray during a land grab conflict. Seven victims from Gujundian ... at the construction site which they said were the result of an illegal land grab, reported The Beijing News on Thursday, citing locals. The villagers claim they did not receive the land compensation ...

  3. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Philippines protests to China over land reclamation in disputed reef

    Posted May 14th 2014, 09:40am by Agencies and Teddy Ng

    ... Agencies in Manila and Teddy Ng in Beijing Manila says Beijing is reclaiming land on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands and seems to be constructing an airstrip Manila protests at China's reclamation on reef The Philippines has protested against China's reclamation of land at a disputed reef in the South China Sea that can be used to build an airstrip. Foreign ...

  4. News - China

    China to tighten laws on land grabs in rural stability push

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 09:08pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... food security. “Rural land has been expropriated too much and too fast as industrialisation and urbanisation accelerate,” state news agency Xinhua reported, summing up a meeting of the State ... including stricter regulation on farmland expropriation, Xinhua said. The meeting passed a draft law amendment altering rules on how to compensate farmers whose “collectively owned” land ...

  5. News - World - KENYA

    Deadly revenge attack in Kenya

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 04:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Nairobi

    ... communities. However, tensions have remained high, and one person was killed in the area last week. The two communities – the Pokomo and then Orma – have clashed before over the use of land and water ... the same two communities about access to land and a river. Regional police chief Aggrey Adoli said teams had been sent to the area. ...

  6. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    China to build five lighthouses in disputed Paracel Islands

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:55am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com China to build five lighthouses in disputed islands China is planning to build five lighthouses in the disputed Paracel Islands in a move analysts said ... also claims the islands. The lighthouses are planned for North Reef, Antelope Reef, Drummond Island, South Sand and Pyramid Rock, small islets and reefs with part of their land surface below ...

  7. News - China Insider - land grab

    Seven detained after arson attack kills Shandong villager in latest China land dispute violence

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:13pm by Amy Li

    ... been arrested in Shandong province, in the latest incidence of violence related to land disputes. The announcement was made on the official weibo account of Pingdu police after the death last ... There are 197 households in Dujiatuan village with a total population of 646. The size of the land that was in dispute was 89,244 square meters, according to Beijing News. Disputes over land grabs ...

  8. News - China Insider - land grab

    Arson attack kills Shandong villager in latest China land dispute violence

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 03:02pm by Amy Li

    ...   This is the latest deadly incident in China where disputes over land grabs- often approved by local governments and initiated by real estate developers- have constantly resulted in violent confrontations ... made national headlines.  In one land dispute in August, Pingdu police detained seven villagers after they clashed with government workers while resisting the forced demolition of their family ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Outdated licensing law 'behind New Territories land disputes'

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 02:49am by Ernest Kao

    ... 'behind New Territories disputes' An archaic licensing system that governs at least 15,000 government sites across the city is in urgent need of review to avoid land disputes, observers say. ... Land Watch chairman Lee Wing-tat cited loopholes in the GLL policy, warning that more leasing disputes would arise as the city forged ahead with developing rural areas. "The government ...

  10. News - China Insider - MARITIME DISPUTES

    China asserts sovereignty over disputed South China Sea with new vertical map

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:03pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com China has published its first official vertical national map incorporating the vast South China Sea, with equal weight given to both land and sea, in its latest move emphasising its claims of sovereignty over the disputed waters. Previous official maps of China were horizontal and focused on the country’s vast land area. And the country’s sea ...




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