14.3m sqm of illegal buildings demolished in 2010
Updated: 2011-01-21 06:50
BEIJING - China's Ministry of Land and Resources announced Thursday illegal buildings totaling 14.31 million square meters in floor space were demolished in an effort to crackdown on illegal use of land by local governments and enterprises.
Li said violations of land-use laws and regulations were widespread, especially those by local governments.
According to him, a total of 2,582 people involved in such violations were handed over to judicial and disciplinary authorities in 2010, with 239 people prosecuted for criminal offenses.
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