Evolving Property Rights in China: Patterns and Dynamics of Condominium Governance

Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, (2013) pp. 1-22, Oxford University Press

22 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2013

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Lei Chen

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law

Mark D. Kielsgard

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law

Date Written: September 20, 2013

Abstract

This article investigates the development of private property law in the People’s Republic of China through the lens of condominium governance in urban China. It assesses the vitality of these trends, reviews the relevant historic legal and social background, and demonstrates how the introduction of private property in China has fundamentally altered the fabric of its civil society. Drawing upon case studies and statutory analysis and evaluating them from the perspective of property relations, it analyses the trends driving greater democratic structures by reviewing the self-governance of condominium owners associations and the grassroots democratic participation they have spawned. Moreover, this article tackles the future of these trends by reflecting upon conditions opposing continued development such as local corruption, lack of enforcement, and inadequate judicial review.

Suggested Citation

Chen, Lei and Kielsgard, Mark D., Evolving Property Rights in China: Patterns and Dynamics of Condominium Governance (September 20, 2013). Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, (2013) pp. 1-22, Oxford University Press . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2340014

Lei Chen (Contact Author)

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Mark D. Kielsgard

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law ( email )

83 Tat Chee Avenue
Room P5300, 5th Floor, Academic 1
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong

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