Every year, more than 4 million rural Chinese lose their most important asset – their land – due to government takings. As a result, land grievances accounted for two-thirds of the 187,000 reported mass protests and riots in China in 2010. Premier Wen Jiabao has announced that China needs to adopt a major new land […]
The Land Use and Public Participation program provided opportunities for sharing the successes and challenges of the American and Chinese experiences of public participation in land use decisions. Government officials, scholars, and experts in both countries benefited from this timely program, which was conducted in three phases in 2009.