These Measures, consisting of 31 Articles, are formulated in accordance with the Law on the Rural Land Contracting. A member of a rural collective economic organization is entitled to contract the rural land of such rural collective economic organization. The Contractor shall obtain the right to land contractual management after the contract enters into effect. The right to land contractual management obtained through household contract may, according to law, be circulated by subcontracting, leasing, exchanging, transferring or other means. During the term of contract, a woman gets married and undertakes no contract for land in the place of her new residence, the party giving out the contract may not take back her originally contracted land; and where a divorced woman or a woman bereaved of her husband still lives at her original residence or does not live at her original residence but undertakes no contract for land at her new residence, the party giving out the contract may not take back her originally contracted land. The Measures further provide for: rural land contracted management and operation right certificates; contracts through bid invitation, auction, public consultation, etc. for rural land areas as barren mountains, hills and beaches which are not suited to household contract; settlement of disputes over the contractual management of land; legal liabilities; etc.
Implements: Law of the People's Republic of China on the Contracting of Rural Land. (2002-08-29)
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