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City Transition: A MOP Rights Boom in China

  • Zhixuan Yang
  • Abbas Rajabifard
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Abstract

China has experienced a two-stage city transition—urbanisation and townification. The consequence of urbanisation has increased the multi-owned property (MOP) rights boom in urban China. The MOP boom extends to peri-urban and rural areas during townification. As the city transition occurs ahead of legislations, it drives the need of legislation and triggers a MOP rights boom in China.

The MOP rights are mainly protected by three legislations: the 2004 Constitution amendment, the 2007 Property Law and the coming amendment of the Land Administration Law. The history of legislation improvement records the appropriateness of MOP rights for private property owners upon the demand of rights protection with the trend of city transitions.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the support given by the Ministry of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Youth Foundation, China. [2015年教育部人文社会科学研究青年基金项目,项目批准号15YJC630158].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhixuan Yang
    • 1
  • Abbas Rajabifard
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Investment and Construction ManagementDongbei University of Finance and EconomicsDalianChina
  2. 2.Department of Infrastructure EngineeringUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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