A Maiden Voyage for China's Property La…

This is my translation of an op-ed piece on http://www.nanfangdaily.com.cn/, which points out the pre-conditions for the effective operation of the recently enacted Property Law in China:- “On March 16 the National People’s Congress passed the draft Property Bill, which will become law as of tomorrow (October 1). We will use “compulsory eviction” as a moot point to describe a once cruel urban landscape in the absence of such a law, as well as reveal the effect of private property right being forcibly distorted, and in some cases even barbarically erased. Now, with the Property Law finally in place, the nation is hopeful that it will serve not only to heal the socio-psychological wounds once inflicted by compulsory eviction, but also to uphold justice and confirm the rule of private property law.

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