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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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    Outdated licensing law 'behind New Territories land disputes'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 ...

  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Two Koreas trade hundreds of rounds of artillery fire across disputed maritime border

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:41pm by AFP

    ... trade fire over Disputed sea border Watch: South Korea, US forces hold joint exercises The two Koreas traded hundreds of rounds of artillery fire across their disputed maritime border yesterday, ... the drill, 100 of them landing on the south side of the sea boundary. The ministry said the South had responded to Pyongyang's "premeditated provocation" by firing 300 shells from K-9 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North and South Korea exchange fire with hundreds of artillery shells over disputed border

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:03pm by AGENCIES

    ... by the North had landed in South Korean waters next to the disputed border, said Kim Min-seok, the South's Defence Ministry spokesman. However, none of the shells had hit any land or military ... hundreds of rounds of live artillery fire across their disputed Yellow Sea boundary today. It forced South Korean islanders to take shelter the day after the North raised tensions by threatening ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Philippine vessel evades Chinese Coast Guard ships in disputed waters

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 08:44pm by AP, AFP

    ... claims in the disputed South China Sea. The cat-and-mouse-like confrontation was witnessed by journalists, who were allowed by the Philippine military to board the government vessel to show what Manila has said is "China's bullying" in the disputed waters. The two-hour stand-off was the latest in a series of escalations in a dispute between the two countries over ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... A government spokesman could not be reached for comment. Nay Myo Zin, who himself has twice been jailed since the president took office, said thousands of farmers embroiled in land disputes were facing ... Vincent MacIsaac in Yangon Farmers stage protests over land confiscations Myanmar's swift economic development has been marked by the rise of a new class of political dissidents: ...

  10. News - China - URBANISATION

    Fujian girl, 3, killed by bulldozer in land dispute

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 03:03pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Fujian girl, 3, killed by bulldozer amid land row A three-year-old girl was killed by a bulldozer during a land dispute in Fujian province, her father said yesterday. Hong Xiaorou died under the tracks of the construction vehicle on land next to the family home in Zhangzhou , said her father, Hong Bingsheng. She was killed as the family tried to block ...




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