A Million Vanishing Tombs - Why China Is Turning Graveyards Into Farmlands | @worldcrunch | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it

Sacred sites versus land scarcity.  China has a policy regarding non-burial of the dead in favor of cremation to preserve the land for the living and production.  Other countries have similar customs, with a high rate of cremation, compared to the US, for example, due to land scarcity.  Some are taking exception to 'tomb flattening' - disposing of tombs and graveyards already in existence to make way for farmable land.