Official Residence System in USA and Its Influences on China

Feifei YI, Qunsheng KE


Official Residence System (ORS) was newly raised in China, albeit with few details so far. While the practice overseas, especially in USA, being fully developed, has a very long historical standing and has important implications for ORS development in China.
This topic is to probe into the necessity of implementation of ORS in China based on Buchanan’s Government Failure Theory and Robert Reinhardt’s New Public Service Theory and briefly introduces the background and implementation obstacles in China. And then, reasons and terms to implement ORS in USA will be dissected in line with government capacity, system safeguard, and political consensus. Afterwards, this paper will analyze features of ORS in USA. In the end, by comparing the differences between China and USA as well as integrating the conception of Cross-cultural Communication, we can parse the influences of USA on China and explore our ORS development prospects.


Official residence system; Anti-corruption; Public services; Sino-US comparison

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