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China’s giant challenge — defining who owns the farmland

Land-title dilemma Over half of rural households lack some documentation of land ownership

Reading Time: 4 minutes The bare lightbulbs, unheated rooms and elderly residents of the whitewashed village of Yangwang in eastern China make it seem an unlikely place for an experiment in cutting-edge satellite technology. This tiny village in Anhui province was home to a pilot project that for the first time mapped farmers’ land holdings, putting it on the […] Read more

China Introduces New Food Safety Law

Reading Time: < 1 minute China said March 2 that food security remains “grim” after a series of health scandals, the most recent being last year’s tainted milk formula that killed at least six toddlers and made almost 300,000 sick. A new food safety law, approved Feb. 28 in an accelerated process after the milk scandal came to light in […] Read more