Chinese Official: Displaced Farmers Owed 15 Billion Yuan in Compensation

November 22, 2004

According to an article published in the South China Morning Post (11/16), Ministry of Land and Resources officials acknowledge that farmers are owed 15 billion yuan in unpaid compensation for land requisitions. A State Council circular issued in late October introduces new requirements designed to force local governments to address the issue of unpaid compensation (see related story here).