Increase and Decrease of Cultivated Land by Province, 1988
Land Administration, Statistical Information on the Land of China in 1995. Beijing, 1996.
And equivalent reports for 1988 to 1994.
big differences in land-use change among the Chinese provinces. In 1988 three provinces
lost large areas of cultivated land (between 40 and 50 thousand hectares to disasters:
Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang. On the other hand reclamation added significant
areas to the cultivated land in Xinjiang, Yunnan and Heilongjiang. In fact the area
reclaimed in Xinjiang and Yunnan was more than three times larger than the area lost due