Land Use Inspection Campaign To Continue

January 7, 2005

According to a report posted on the China Court Net, the Ministry of Land and Resources and the Ministry of Agriculture announced that they will conduct inspections of arable land protection work in ten provinces in the next few months. The inspections are a continuation of a campaign to tighten land management that was launched eight months ago. The announcement comes on the heels of a State Council videoconference meeting on land management held last week. According to a Xinhua report on the meeting, China lost almost 17 million acres of arable land between 1996 and 2003.