These Measures, consisting of 24 articles, provide for the rules and requirements for rural residential land appilation, examinationa and approval. The term "rural residential land" as mentioned in these Measures refers to the land used by rural villagers for building houses and kitchens, toilets, backyards, etc.The Measures provide for the prohibition of the occupation of basic farmlands for house construction. Urban residents are not allowed to purchase rural residential lands.
Authors and Publishers
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.