Military starts land ownership investigation


Paramilitary policemen in combat training at a base in Chaohu, Anhui province, on Thursday.

China's military has launched a three-year project to try to work out who owns the land it uses after finding that a quarter of it lacked ownership documents, which has led to disputes with civilians, the Defence Ministry said yesterday.

These issues are "extremely sensitive", it added.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2015, with the headline 'Military starts land ownership investigation'. Print Edition | Subscribe