Communist Party of China
The Communist Party of China (CPC) is the party in power
all over the country. The CPC has both central and local
organizations. At the top is the Central Committee and,
while when it is not in session, the Political Bureau
and its Standing Committee exercise the power of the
Central Committee. Both the Political Bureau and its
Standing Committee are elected by the plenary session
of the Central Committee.
The CPC is a unified entity organized according to its
program, constitution and the principle of democratic
centralism. The Constitution of the Communist Party
of China stipulates that any Chinese worker, farmer,
member of the armed forces, intellectual and any advanced
element of other social strata who has reached the age
of 18 and who accepts the program and constitution of
the CPC and is willing to join and work in one of the
Party organizations, carry out the Party's decisions
and pay membership dues regularly may apply for membership
in the CPC.
China's democratic parties are members of the patriotic
united front under the leadership of the Communist Party
of China (CPC). The Chinese People's Political Consultative
Conference(CPPCC) is made up of the democratic parties.
They maintain ties with, and are political alliances
of, socialist workers and patriots who support socialism.
Multi-party Cooperation and the Political
Apart from the Communist Party of China (CPC), there
are eight democratic parties in China. Multi-party cooperation
and political consultation under the leadership of the
CPC is the basic political system in China.
The multi-party cooperation system in China
differs from the single-party system practiced in some
socialist countries and also fundamentally varies from
the multi-party or two-party system in some capitalist
The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
is a united front organization under the leadership
of the Communist Party of China and an organ for various
other political parties, mass organizations and personages
of various social circles to take part in the running
of the state.