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    Land Takings: Takings Reform and Its Implications To Rule Of Law In The Countryside and Food Security

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    Date(s) - 08/11/2004
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


    Diplomat Hall, St Regis Hotel


    21 Jianguomen Wai, Beijing, China, Beijing, China




    Entrance Fee

    160/200 RMB

    Date: Monday, November 8
    Time: noon – 2 p.m.
    Place: St. Regis Hotel, Diplomat Hall
    Price: members 160 rmb/non-members 200 rmb
    RSVP: email admin@fccchina.org by 6 PM, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4

    Mr Li Ping, Staff Attorney and Beijing Representative, Rural Development Institute, who will speak on “Land Takings: Takings Reform and Its Implications To Rule Of Law In The Countryside and Food Security.”

    Mr. Li’s talk will include the implications of the State Council’s lifting of the land takings moratorium on November 1, as well as the deeply flawed implementation of the landmark Rural Land Contracting Law, meant to secure farmers’ land rights, which became effective in March 2003.

    About the speaker:
    Li Ping is a Staff Attorney and Beijing Representative of the Rural Development Institute, a Seattle-based non-governmental land law and policy institute. Since 1987, Mr. Li has conducted extensive research on rural land rights in China, and has provided technical assistance to the Chinese government and international development agencies related to the development and implementation of Chinese land laws, including the 1998 Land Administration Law and the 2002 Rural Land Contracting Law.

    He has directly interviewed over 1,000 farmers in 20 Chinese provinces regarding to their rights to land. Having worked in a collective farm in China before China’s economic reforms, Mr. Li has witnessed dramatic changes in rural China. Mr. Li is a graduate from China’s Southwest Teacher’s University (1977), Seattle University (M.P.A. 1989) and University of Maine School of Law (J.D. 2000).

    For more on RDI, visit: www.rdiland.org