Monday, August 24, 2015
Difan Qu (Hong Kong) has posted The Owners’ Committee in China: Another Non-Owner Owned Puppet? (Tsinghua China Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract:
The Owners’ Committee in China, ever since its creation it the 90’s of the 20th century, has been unpopular and even strange to most private property owners in China. Although ideally, a well-functioning Owners’ Committee should benefit the property owners and serve to be the entity acting in the best interests of the owners. However, due to political, cultural as well as legal factors, the establishment of Owners’ Committee in China has yet to become a typical practice, much less of becoming a functioning entity seeking to safeguard owners’ interest. There is very little study in both Chinese and English literatures of the Chinese Owners’ Committee on how law can facilitate its formation and operation. This article utilizes the findings of the social science researches conducted on this topic and addresses various problems of the Owners’ Committee, and proposes several solutions on how the reconstruction of our current legal mechanism can facilitate a well-functioning Owner’s Committee.