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  1. Court finds ministry failed to protect farmers in land grab

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu A court in Beijing has found the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources guilty of failing to protect farmers' rights and ordered it to withdraw approval for an illegal land ... the city government had kept the residents and ministry in the dark and then promoted an auction for an area of land larger than 15 hectares. The farmers sent a representative to Beijing to ask ...

  2. State rejects 32pc of land-use applications

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing has increased efforts to save the dwindling supply of arable land by rejecting almost 32 per cent of land-use applications this year. The Ministry of Land and Resources, which just completed appraising land-use applications from 47 cities this year, had reduced by 31.81 per cent the total area applied for, Xinhua reported. The ministry did not elaborate ...

  3. Capital shuts door on petitions

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... protests during next month's annual session of the National People's Congress. The Ministry of Land and Resources has issued an urgent notice calling on local authorities to prevent ... on the ministry's website. It said local land and resources officials must put resolving people's complaints high on their agenda. Authorities have been told to resolve all complaints they received ...

  4. Lump-sum land-use fee seeks to curb hoarding

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... registration permits. Announced by the Ministry of Land and Resources, the new rule to take effect from November 1 is aimed at tackling supply after earlier measures to address demand, property ... a non-executive director of Shanghai Forte Land, said he hoped Beijing would increase land supply. The land ministry also reiterated that all local government land sales must be carried out by auction. ...

  5. Officials warned on illegal land deals

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... that the ministries of land resources and supervision must pool resources to clean up irregularities and enforce land regulations. It stressed that all cases related to the violation of farmers' ... and prevent social unrest in rural areas, the central government has strengthened its land acquisition supervisory system and stepped up punishment for illegal deals. The Ministry of Land ...

  6. Beijing touts crackdown amid land-grab protests

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Ministry of Land and Resources, and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. The statement came after large-scale protests against land-grabs in southern China's economic ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Beijing has stepped up its crackdown on brazen land grabs and forced demolitions after a nine-month-old regulation intended to curb unlawful evictions has ...

  7. Land sales appointment fulfils Beijing policy shift

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... policy from the city government. Zhang Wei, a former local city official, is expected to be named to a new position as deputy of the Beijing Land Resources Bureau. He will report to the national Ministry of Land and Natural Resources. Miao Leru, previously in charge of both land and housing policy for the city, would be responsible for housing only, and eventually leave the department, ...

  8. Illegal land use inquiry implicates thousands

    Posted May 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of this year, the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources chief says. Of those, 9,900 cases have resulted in investigations, Sun Wensheng told a seminar yesterday. He was quoted by China Central ... of Land and Natural Resources ordered the suspension of approvals for all new development zones. The ministry urged local governments to even close some existing development zones in an effort ...

  9. Developers accused of sitting on land

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... into practice,' the official said. In order to prevent developers from stockpiling land, the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources issued new rules on the transfer of land-use rights in late April which ... caused by collaboration between local governments and developers'. 'The Ministry of Land and Resources' figure of 53 per cent of land in Beijing being undeveloped is probably ...

  10. Land policy to limit size of public squares

    Posted Feb 07th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The size of public squares in mainland cities will be limited as the central government moves to further tighten land supply controls this year. 'Land policy will become an increasingly significant tool in the government's macroeconomic controls as illegal land expropriation is rampant,' said top officials from the Ministry of Land and Resources ...




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