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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

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

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