The Chinese Independent Director Mechanism Under Changing Macro Political-Economic Settings


Observing the Chinese independent director mechanism—which was imported into corporate architecture in China beginning in 2001—always incurs confusion as well as conflicting opinions. In a legal context, how this newly-introduced mechanism can work within the dual-board structure as an effective addition to Chinese corporate governance has been at the center of debates among academics.  At the macro level, whether the general political and economic conditions in China are ripe enough to accept and utilize the idea of an independent director has also inspired much discussion.

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