SOAS University of London

Sixth Spring 2012 Seminar on "Legal Reform and the Establishment of Rule of Law in China" by Sanzhu Zhu

8 May 2012

The presentation will examine the role of administration in the protection of private property, with a focus on the demolition and relocation of private homes under the circumstances of requisition of houses for various purposes, an area where abuse of administrative powers frequently took place, coupled with a weak procedural rights and justice for private home owners. The presentation will examine whether and what progress has been made in the administration in this area in accordance with law, and whether and to what extent this area of administration is undergoing a process of fundamental change from a reliance on administrative means to a reliance on legal means, and whether changes and improvement in administration has enhanced the Rule of Law and in turn the protection of private property in China.