I was reading about land ownership in China and found an article that described how land ownership works in China. Apparently, land is owned by the Chinese Communist Party, but leases are given to builders and homeowners for durations between 20 and 70 years. Is there any process that a local or foreigner can go through that would allow someone to privately own land in China instead of having to rent it out from Communist Party officials?
OrbitalAussie was able to point me towards a good answer. In modern China, Article 39 of he Property Law of the People's Republic of China allows people to use land from property, but they must comply with the laws of the Chinese state. Generally, most land is owned by the state (who possesses urban land) and rural collectives (who are in charge of agricultural land). However, it is possible under Article 70 to own exclusive parts of an apartment building, allowing them to own homes and apartments, but not the land they are on. This has been a recent development in Chinese Communist Part history since earlier versions of the Chinese constitution, such as the one in 1982, forbade private land ownership and only allowed for two forms of ownership:state ownership and collective ownership. So, you can technically own some private property by owning parts of an apartment permanently and some of the area said apartment takes up, but directly owning agricultural and urban land (including the land the apartment you own a portion of is built on) means getting a lease from the state.