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Administrative measures for the Shanghai land-transaction market

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • China
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  • June 30 2008

In order to regulate transactions involving state-owned land-use rights (Land Transactions) and to add transparency to the transaction process, the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government (the Shanghai Government) opened the Shanghai Land Exchange (the Exchange) on March 1, 2008

China updates the rules for land registration in order to keep pace with the Property Law

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • China
  • -
  • March 31 2008

The Measures for Land Registration (the Measures) went into effect in China on February 1, 2008, signifying a step by the Ministry of Land and Resources (the MLR) to implement the relevant provisions in the Property Law, which went into effect on October 1, 2007

China’s property law: impact on the real estate sector

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • China
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  • December 9 2008

China’s Law on Rights in Rem, which took effect on October 1, 2007, contains many important legislative innovations and sets forth a number of ground-breaking rules that have had a profound impact on China’s economy, particularly in the real estate sector

Chinese government launches favorable policies to promote trading in the real estate

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • China
  • -
  • March 4 2009

On December 20, 2008, the General Office of the State Council issued the Several Opinions on Promoting the Sound Development of the Real Estate Market, which took effect on the same day

Government-affiliated agencies control preliminary development of land under new land reserve measures

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • China
  • -
  • March 26 2008

The Chinese central government issued a set of measures on the administration of land reserves in late 2007, which represent the Chinese government’s regulatory effort to establish a unified, government-backed, national land reserve system to reduce real estate developers’ capacities to engage in land speculation

Central government encourages efficient and intensive land use

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • China
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  • March 26 2008

On January 3, 2008 the State Council issued the Circular of the State Council on Promoting Efficient and Intensive Land Use ( No.3 2008 of the State Council, the Circular

Farmland occupation tax rates up and exemptions for foreign-invested enterprises discontinued

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • China
  • -
  • March 26 2008

In the past few years, the Chinese government has heightened its legislative efforts to curb the decrease in farmland acreage

China further strengthens administration of consumer real estate loans

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • China
  • -
  • March 26 2008

In September 2007, the Chinese government issued the Circular on Strengthening the Administration of Commercial Real Estate Loans ( Circular 359) in order to cool the overheated real estate market

Notice on the relevant issues concerning strengthening the supervision of real estate appraisal institutions

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • China
  • -
  • February 26 2007

In order to standardize the approval of qualification of real estate appraisal institutions, and strengthen the supervision on real estate appraisal institutions, on December 7, 2006, the Ministry of Construction issued the Notice on the Relevant Issues Concerning Strengthening the Supervision of Real Estate Appraisal Institutions

New catalogs of projects subject to land use restriction or prohibition

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • China
  • -
  • February 26 2007

On December 12, 2006, the Ministry of Land and Resources and the National Development and Reform Commission jointly issued the 2006 Catalogs for Projects Subject to Land Use Restriction or Prohibition, with a view to support the implementation of the national industrial policies and macro control of economy