Local governments are banned from selling farmland for development until they have replaced it with another arable land of equivalent size, according to the Ministry of Land and Resources.Thursday, 11 September, 2008, 12:00am
Hong Kong's largest property developers, aggressively accumulating farmland, will have heard with satisfaction Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's pledge to boost flat supply by making more agricultural land available for residential use.13 Oct 1997 - 12:00am
PLANS to farm arable land are being hampered by local governments.
A senior research fellow with the State Council's Development Research Centre said the local authorities were ignoring orders to turn fallow land into farmland.26 Oct 1995 - 12:00am
COASTAL Fujian province is moving to resolve the conflict between diminishing farmland and the demand for land for economic development, official reports said.
The China News Service said excessive growth of development zones and building had drastically reduced the area available for farming. Last year alone 5,700 hectares were lost.16 May 1994 - 12:00am
CHINESE agricultural officials have rung alarm bells over the drastic drop in farmland in the country, according to the Hong Kong China News Agency.
Reviewing the state of agricultural development in the past few years, officials from the Ministry of Agriculture have told regions that the total area of farmland has already fallen dangerously low.11 Dec 1993 - 12:00am