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Law of China on Rights in Rem: impact on the real estate sector
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • May 31 2007

On March 16, 2007, the 5th Session of China’s 10th National People's Congress adopted the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Rights in Rem, which will take effect on October 1, 2007


Further actions to regulate investment in China’s real estate sector
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • July 18 2007

Recently, several actions have been taken by various central governmental agencies, including the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) and the State Administration of Taxation (SAT), to ensure control over the investment or use of foreign capital in China’s real estate sector


MOFCOM strengthens the regulation of land use by foreign invested enterprises
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • May 4 2009

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued in January 2009 a circular requiring the local authorities in charge of approving the establishment and modification of foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) to consider the Land Conservation and Intensification Index (the Index) when reviewing FIE applications


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
  • 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


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


New circular re-imposes restrictions on purchases of properties in China by foreign entities and individuals - a sense of déjà vu
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • November 30 2010

On 15 November 2010, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) jointly issued the Circular on Further Standardising the Administration of Property Purchases by Overseas Institutions and Foreigners ("Circular 186"), which re-imposes restrictions on the purchase of properties by foreign entities with a presence in China and foreign individuals


Judicial interpretations regarding disputes in connection with building ownership (the Judicial Interpretations on Building Ownership)
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • November 3 2009

The Judicial Interpretations on Building Ownership cover a number of issues long-discussed among legal scholars after the Property Law of the PRC was adopted in 2007