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Poor farmers make poor supporters of China's effort to protest its forests

Amid all the coverage of the Communist Party's third plenum last November, one important statement seems to have been overlooked: the Central Committee's assertion on the need to improve compensation to farmers affected by the government's forest protection programme.

7 Jan 2014 - 2:19AM

Amid all the coverage of the Communist Party's third plenum last November, one important statement seems to have been overlooked: the Central Committee's assertion on the need to improve compensation to farmers affected by the government's forest protection programme.

Poor farmers make poor supporters of China's effort to protest its forests
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