The purposes of these Measures are to intensify the protection of arable land, regulate the examination on the balance between the occupation and supplement of arable land and supervise the entities that occupy arable land for non-agricultural construction. The Ministry of Land and Resources shall be responsible for carrying out these Measures.
Authors and Publishers
Simone, Monica (CONSLEG)
For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people.