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China sets standards for minimum price for transfers of industrial land
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • March 27 2007

As part of a drive to further strengthen the control and administration of industrial land and promote intensive utilization of land, the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) issued the Circular on Distributing and Implementing the Standards for Minimum Price for Transfers of Industrial Land 2006307 ?, the “Circular 307”) on December 23, 2006, which came into force on January 1, 2007


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


Administrative measures for the Shanghai land-transaction market
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • 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


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


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


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


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