Research Handbooks in Environmental Law series
Edited by Qin Tianbao
Chapter 9: Land management law
As the scarcity of land resource becomes more serious, strengthening legal protection becomes urgent. In view of its critical importance, scholars in various fields and countries have defined land resources differently. The natural characteristics, such as finiteness, and the legal characteristics in both public and private law, make the protection of land resources unique. The situation in China is no exception. A range of challenges, such as land ecosystem deterioration, land waste and land pollution, are currently faced in contemporary China. This chapter examines all these situations and finally summarizes the legal system of protection and management, represented by the current legislation in land management in China.
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