Right to sue over land issues to be expanded
China’s top legislature aims to expand the people’s right to sue the government if authorities fail to fulfill contracts signed with citizens over land issues.
The courts should order authorities to follow contracts or give compensation for the breach if they are confirmed to have violated a contract, according to the draft revision amendment to the Administrative Procedure Law
Even if authorities have legitimate reasons to terminate contracts, they should offer compensation, the draft revision said.
Acts of violence including forceful demolition and selfimmolation have arisen during land conflicts in recent years. On Oct 14, six people were killed during a land clash between a construction company and villagers in Jinning County of Southwest China’s Kunming city.