Guang­dong may let farm­ers sell land amid move to cities

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS DIGEST -

The south­ern prov­ince of Guang­dong pro­posed al­low­ing farm­ers to sell their rights to land on a limited ba­sis as more of the na­tion’s ru­ral pop­u­la­tion mi­grates to cities. Guang­dong’s pro­posal would limit sales of ru­ral home­steads to mem­bers of the same ru­ral col­lec­tive and al­low a house­hold to own only one home­stead, ac­cord­ing to draft rules posted to the provin­cial govern­ment’s web­site. Ru­ral col­lec­tives were cre­ated af­ter the Com­mu­nist Party took power and re­dis­tributed land so that it was con­trolled by groups of farm­ers in­stead of in­di­vid­u­als. All land in China is owned by the State, which is­sues us­age rights.

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