Caixin
Dec 15, 2016 07:33 PM
CHINA

More Than 80% of Chinese Farmers Unclear Who Owns Rural Land

Farmers plant rice in Huai'an, Jiangsu province, on June 25. Photo: IC
Farmers plant rice in Huai'an, Jiangsu province, on June 25. Photo: IC

(Beijing) — More than four-fifths of Chinese farmers are unclear who owns rural land, according to a survey conducted by the Renmin University of China in Beijing.

The survey, which sampled 1,870 rural households across 17 Chinese provinces and regions between June and September, shows that nearly 40% of respondents thought their land was state-owned or owned by township governments.

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