A farmer works on a plot of land near a new residential compound in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: Reuters A farmer works on a plot of land near a new residential compound in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: Reuters
A farmer works on a plot of land near a new residential compound in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: Reuters

Socialist mindsets hamper China's plans to create free market for rural land

Villagers' reluctance to abandon collective land - the bedrock of socialism - make moves for gradual liberalisation an 'impossible' dream, analysts say

A farmer works on a plot of land near a new residential compound in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: Reuters A farmer works on a plot of land near a new residential compound in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: Reuters
A farmer works on a plot of land near a new residential compound in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: Reuters
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