Speeches | 07 February 2008

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: Peasant land disputes - John Garnaut presentation

On 6 February at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, John Garnaut, the Beijing-based Asia Economics Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers, discussed how the question of how to divide profits from the conversion of rural land is one of the most contentious in China. Beijing is stepping up its pro-peasant, pro-equity rhetoric and yet China's enormous rural-urban wealth gap is getting wider and land disputes appear to be getting worse.John's presentation was entitled 'Peasant land disputes, viewed through the bars of a small town police station.'

John Garnaut

  • John Garnaut

On 6 February at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, John Garnaut, the Beijing-based Asia Economics Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers, discussed how the question of how to divide profits from the conversion of rural land is one of the most contentious in China. Beijing is stepping up its pro-peasant, pro-equity rhetoric and yet China's enormous rural-urban wealth gap is getting wider and land disputes appear to be getting worse.John's presentation was entitled 'Peasant land disputes, viewed through the bars of a small town police station.'

John Garnaut

  • John Garnaut