Keyword: forced demolition

Government declares forced demolitions a crime

In an attempt to address one of China’s major social problems, the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Ministry of Supervision has issued a notice requiring “discipline inspection organs at all levels to strengthen supervision and inspection of the implementation of land expropriation and demolition policies, resolutely stop and correct illegal demolition activities in a bid to protect the people’s interests, promote scientific development and social harmony and stability”. The notice points out that the “Regulation on the Expropriation of Buildings on State-owned Land and Compensation”, issued by the State Council, is the basic law that regulates house acquisitions and compensation. The discipline inspection and supervision organs at …read more