Chen Xiwen

Who said it?

Agriculture official Chen Xiwen.

When farmers swarm to cities but cannot become urban residents … instability will be created

Agriculture official Chen Xiwen on the rural influx to cities


Friday, 30 November, 2012, 1:16am

Farmers to get land leases past 30 years

The central government will revise laws to allow farmers to continue using the land contracted to them beyond the current 30-year term, the country's top rural policymaker says.

23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing rejects farmers' call for land privatisation rights

A top mainland agricultural policymaker has rejected an appeal by some farmers for the right to privatise farmland, saying land seized illegally by officials should be returned to its collective owner, not individuals.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

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

But official says China's constitution rules out privatisation

Disputes over seizures of land by mainland authorities were the main cause of rural unrest last year, but a top official in charge of rural policies yesterday ruled out any possibility that land on the mainland would be privatised.

31 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Easing of farmland controls considered

Beijing looks at ending state's monopoly on acquisition of land for development

Beijing is considering ending the government's monopoly on sales of farmland, a top rural policymaker said yesterday, amid increasing unrest in the countryside.

23 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Faster abolition of agriculture tax signals support for farmers

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.

11 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Top-level call for grain supplies shake-up

A senior official has called for a shake-up of local departments responsible for managing the mainland's grain supply.

Separating government and business interests was the key, said Professor Chen Xiwen, director of the Department of Rural Development under the State Council's Development Research Centre.

17 Nov 1997 - 12:00am