Unrest grows in rural China over land grabs Written by ArriannaMarie on October 21, 2011. Published in The great land rush on Asia, China. The story is an example of how China’s booming economy, as well as lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty, has also generated unrest. read more Tags: land grabs ArriannaMarie Writer. UChicago Grad Student. Novelist-in-Progress. Budding Activist. Researcher. Consultant. Prolific Reader. History Buff. Lover of all things Africa. You can find my blog on human trafficking and development issues in Africa here.