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13 Jun 2018 In Vietnam, protests highlight anti-Chinese sentiment
“No leasing land to China even for one day,” read a banner hoisted during the recent protests.
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08 Aug 2013 The great Southeast Asian land grab
Disputes over land tenure threaten social harmony in a number of ASEAN countries
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12 Feb 2019 The dormant breadbasket of the Asia-Pacific
The Russian government has actively supported foreign investment in Siberian agriculture, making 1 million hectares of arable land in the Far Eastern Federal District available to foreign buyers
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17 Jul 2018 Reckoning with human rights violations in Thailand's extraterritorial investments
Thai investments in ASEAN have intensified at a breakneck pace. But without mechanisms to ensure compliance with international human rights standards, they have resulted in land conflicts and a wide array of human rights infringements.
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18 May 2018 Is Pakistani agriculture ready for CPEC?
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor could see Chinese produce grown in Pakistan exported to Chinese markets, with little benefit whatsoever to Pakistan’s economy.
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16 Dec 2016 Time for an ASEAN Criminal Court?
An ASEAN criminal court, like the ICC in The Hague, could criminally prosecute land grabbing in southeast Asia, some argue
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15 Jun 2016 Kazakhstan’s land reforms
While there is near consensus that foreigners should not have the right to own farmland in Kazakhstan, opinions are deeply divided on the issue of granting leases to foreigners.
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27 Mar 2015 Burmese leaders outed by Global Witness over alleged land grabs
A new report reveals the extent of land grabbing in Myanmar, especially along the border with China.
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21 Feb 2015 Cambodian land conflicts surge
In a statement released Thursday, The Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (Licadho) said it had registered 10,625 families newly affected by land conflicts in 2014, more than three times the number of families documented in 2013.
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31 May 2013 Chinese farms go global
If the Chinese government is to achieve its goal of accelerated urbanization, one issue it must deal with is food security. As China has developed more of its land, concerns have developed over whether enough arable land will be available to produce enough food to feed its massive population.
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02 Apr 2012 Field of dreams: agricultural sector cultivates hopes
Romanian government considers setting up a land bank with priority in the acquisition of agricultural land to restrict the flow of foreign investments.
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03 Mar 2011 Foreign farmland ownership rises over ten per cent
Around one million hectares of Romania’s farmland are in foreign hands, and the interest in investing in agricultural plots is growing.
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03 Mar 2011 Plough or pay policy set to force farms to grow up
Multinationals, foreign entrepreneurs and investment funds eying Romania as a place to develop have either bought up land as a place to develop agriculture, lease or land bank.
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