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Re: The Future UNIDROIT-FAO-IFAD Legal Guide on Agricultural Land Investment Contracts (ALIC)

Yixin Xu
Yixin XuSouthwest University of Political Science and LawChina

The newly amended Land Administration Law of the People's Republic of China was issued on 26th August 2019 and will become effective from 1st January 2020. It shares some common ground with the ALIC. It prioritizes biodiversity conservation and sustainable development (Art. 18). The acquisition of land is limited to clearly defined purposes and procedures (Art. 45-7). The amendment strengthens the protection of tenure right holders (Art. 48) and simplifies the procedure of the transaction of land tenure rights to non-local entities and individuals (Art. 13). 

Considering the international audience of the ALIC, it would be beneficial to have an appendix at the end showing the available official online sources of relevant countries’ national legislation.