Rural land policy of China: Invesitigation and speculation

Xiangming Hu


The transformation of land policy, or land system reform, has been the key issue in rural economic reform in China. Based on a practical investigation, this essay proposes to analyze the system orientation and performance diversities of the types of land-use systems under the new rural policies in China: the household responsibility contract system (with remuneration linked to output), the two-field system, the operation of scale management, the auction of the Four Sorts of Wasted Land tenure, and the cooperative shareholding system. The essay brings forward specifically the two points of policy design in the current land policy in China: (a) building up farmers' expected briefs in land use and (b) appropriate collocation of land resources. which are significant in advancing the reform of the land property rights system and cultivatin the land property rights market.

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