Fighting for Self-governance

Beijing is now bursting with condominiums: more than 3,000, at last count. Gone is the era of government-built public housing. Nowadays everyone aspires to possess a private residence purchased with one's own earnings in a newly developed area. However, a new problem is emerging. Condominium residents now wish to form "property owners' committees" that will be responsive to their wishes. But conventional organizations such as the condominium management companies try to block residents' actions and inhibit their independent spirit. Fighting for Self-governance introduces the clash of old and new by focusing on condominium owners in two newly developed residential complexes in the city.