土地承包权(tǔdì chéngbāoquán): Land contract rights
A draft revision of the Rural Land Contract Law was recently submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the country's top legislature, for review. The revised law aims to further safeguard farmers' interests and rights to use contracted land.
If the draft is passed by the country's top legislature, the current round of rural land contracts will be extended for another 30 years. This will provide farmers with stable expectations for the future.
General Secretary Xi Jinping said in the report he delivered to the opening session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, that the government will consolidate and improve the basic rural land management system, advance reform of the rural land system, and improve the system by separating ownership rights, contract rights, and management rights for contracted rural land.
The changes incorporated in the draft law consider the long term actual situation of agriculture, the countryside and farmers, and are in accordance with the changing times.