Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Land Grab: China vs India

You have read or heard a lot about how expropriation of China's rural land for industrial or property development has created social stability problems. For an example, read this.

What is new to me is that the same problem occurs in India as well, a place where the legal system is presumably better developed than China's. This is from today's WSJ:

In recent months, peasant revolts have been flaring up across the country, protesting against industrialization and the land grabs that accompany it. Harnessing the anger of rural poor, Maoist-inspired insurgents roam freely across much of central India, causing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to call them the largest threat to India's security.

Read more here.

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