List of political parties in China

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List of political parties in China
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{{about|political parties in People's Republic of China|political parties in Republic of China after 1949|List of political parties in Taiwan}}{{Politics of China|expanded=United Front}}China, officially the People's Republic of China, is formally a multi-party state under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in a United Front similar to the popular fronts of former Communist-era Eastern European countries such as the National Front of Democratic Germany.Under the one country, two systems scheme, the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, which were previously colonies of European powers, operate under a different political system to the rest of China. Currently, both Hong Kong and Macau possess multi-party systems.Buckley, Roger (1997). Hong Kong: The Road to 1997. Cambridge University Press. {{ISBN|0-521-46979-1}}.

Relationships with the Communist Party

In practice, only one political party holds effective power at the national level, namely the CPC. Its dominance is such that China is effectively a one-party state. Eight minor parties are part of the United Front and also take part in the political system, but they have limited power on a national level. The minor parties in the Front are almost completely subservient to the CPC; they must accept the "leading role" of the CPC as a condition of their continued existence. The Chinese political system allows for the participation of some non-CPC members and minor parties in the National People's Congress (NPC), but they are vetted by the CPC. The Constitution of China states in the preamble: "The system of the multi-party cooperation and political consultation led by the Communist Party of China will exist and develop for a long time to come."WEB,weblink The National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China,, 2007-11-15,



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!align="left" colspan="2"|English name(abbreviation)!align=left|Chinese name(abbreviation)!Date founded!align=left|Existed!Location founded!Members!Current leader!Official website
Communist Party of China (CPC) – ruling party中国共产党(中共)|1 July 1921{{ayd7|1}}Shanghai, Republic of China (1912–1949)>China|89,450,000General Secretary of the Communist Party of China>General SecretaryXi JinpingWEBSITE = ENGLISH.CPC.COM.CN,
Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang (RCCK)中国国民党革命委员会(民革)|1 January 1948{{ayd1|1}}|British Hong Kong|127,930|ChairmanProf. Wan ExiangWEBSITE = MINGE.GOV.CN,
China Democratic League (CDL)中国民主同盟(民盟)|19 March 1941{{ayd3|19}}Chongqing, Republic of China (1912–1949)>China|282,000|ChairmanProf. Ding ZhongliWEBSITE = DEM-LEAGUE.ORG.CN,
China Democratic National Construction Association (CDNCA)中国民主建国会(民建)|16 December 1945{{ayd12|16}}Chongqing, Republic of China (1912–1949)>China|170,000|ChairmanProf. Hao MingjinWEBSITE = CDNCA.ORG.CN,
China Association for Promoting Democracy (CAPD)中国民主促进会(民进)|30 December 1945{{ayd12|30}}Shanghai, Republic of China (1912–1949)>China|156,808|ChairmanProf. Cai DafengWEBSITE = MJ.ORG.CN,
Chinese Peasants' and Workers' Democratic Party (CPWDP)中国农工民主党(农工党)|9 August 1930{{ayd8|9}}Shanghai, Republic of China (1912–1949)>China|145,000|ChairmanProf. Chen ZhuWEBSITE = NGD.ORG.CN,
China Zhi Gong Party (CZGP)中国致公党(致公党)|10 October 1925{{ayd10|10}}|Los Angeles, California, United States|48,000|ChairmanProf. Wan GangWEBSITE = ZG.ORG.CN,
Jiusan Society (JS)九三学社|3 September 1945{{ayd9|3}}Chongqing, Republic of China (1912–1949)>China|167,218|ChairmanProf. Wu WeihuaWEBSITE = 93.ORG.CN,
Taiwan Democratic Self-Government League (TDSGL)台湾民主自治同盟(台盟)|12 November 1947{{ayd11|12}}|British Hong Kong|3,000Su Hui (politician)>Su HuiWEBSITE = TAIMENG.ORG.CN,

Suppressed parties

The following parties have been and are currently suppressed in China. Due to censorship and suppression, they most likely have their headquarters outside the Chinese mainland.
  • The Democracy Party of China ({{zh|s=中国民主党}}) was founded by participants of the 1978 Chinese Democracy Wall Movement and the 1989 Democracy Movement. Founded in 1998, it was declared illegal that same year.Gittings, John (2005). The Changing Face of China: From Mao to Market. Oxford University Press, 2005. {{ISBN|0-19-280612-2}}.Goldsmith, Jack L.; and Wu, Tim (2006). Who Controls the Internet?: Illusions of a Borderless World. Oxford University Press. {{ISBN|0-19-515266-2}}.
  • The New Democracy Party of China ({{zh|s=中国新民党}}) was founded by Guo Quan in Nanjing at the end of 2007.
  • The Union of Chinese Nationalists ({{zh|s=中国泛蓝联盟}}) aspires to the ideals of the Pan-Blue Coalition on Taiwan. As such, its values include establishing a liberal democracy in accordance with the Three Principles of the People. The group originated from an Internet forum discussion in August 2004 and was declared to be an illegal organization in September 2006.WEB, Chinese Pan-Blue Alliance Members Arrested, Epoch Times, 18 February 2008,weblink
  • The Zhi Xian Party ({{zh|s=至宪党}}), also known as the Chinese Constitutionalist Party in English. Founded by the supporters of Bo XilaiWEB, Moore, Malcolm, Former teacher names Bo Xilai chairman of 'new political party',weblink The Daily Telegraph, 10 November 2013, NEWS,weblink Bo Xilai supporters launch new political party in China, Benjamin Kang Lim and Ben Blanchard, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 9 November 2013, 10 November 2013, in 2013 and banned in December of that year.WEB,weblink Bizarre China Report: The Grand Wedding, Power Play & Smog-Inspired Creativity, Heng, Shao, Forbes, WEB,weblink 北京民政局发出取缔“至宪党”决定, 14 December 2013, Deutsche Welle, 28 December 2016,
  • The Chinese Communist Party (Marxist–Leninist) ({{zh|s=中国共产党(马列)}}) is an anti-revisionist communist party founded in 1976 by members of several Maoist Rebel Factions of Red Guard in Wuhan, Hubei. They believed it was illegal to arrest the Gang of Four and that the new leadership of the CPC is revisionist and unlawful. They were suppressed after the attempts of Armed Revolt also failed in Shanghai, Zhejiang, Canton and Yunnan.BOOK, Su, Yuan, 1978-1979: Diary, 2017, China Cultural Communication Press,
  • The Chinese Communist Party (Workers' and Peasants' Liberation Army) ({{zh|s=中国共产党(工农解放军)}}) is an anti-revisionist communist party founded in 1976 by members of a Maoist Rebel Faction of Red Guard in Fujian. They used the old fortifications built on the era of the Socialist Revolution and organized a partisan army named the "Workers' and Peasants' Liberation Army″. JOURNAL, ‘四人帮’在福建打游击, 展望, 1977-01-01, 01, They announced that the new leadership of the CPC is revisionist and called for uprising and reestablished the Party Central CommitteeJOURNAL, 福建四人帮战讯, 展望, 1977-12-01, . Their activities lasted until 1978.
  • The Maoist Communist Party of China ({{zh|s=中国毛泽东主义共产党}}) is an anti-revisionist communist party founded in 2008. The party seeks to initiate a "second socialist revolution" to re-establish the dictatorship of the proletariat. It has been subject to crackdowns by the Chinese government.WEB,weblink China puts a stop to Maoist revival, Barbara, Demick, 20 March 2012, Los Angeles Times,
  • The Chinese Proletarian Revolutionary Central Committee ({{zh|s=中国无产阶级革命中央委员会}}, abbreviated {{zh|s=中革中央}}) is an anti-revisionist communist party founded in the 2010s by Zhou Qun ({{zh|s=周群}}). The party leaders were members of rebel faction ({{zh|s=造反派}}) during the Cultural Revolution and the committee core consisted of dozens of laid-off ({{zh|s=大下岗}}) workers in Jiangsu, but it was suppressed after the police found their "provocative" online activities.

Historical Republic of China

{{see also|List of political parties in Taiwan}}File:Sun Yat Sen together with the members of the Singapore Branch of Tongmen Hui.png|thumb|Sun Yat-sen together with the members of the Singapore branch of the TongmenghuiTongmenghuiThe Republic of China (ROC) was founded by the Kuomintang (KMT) leader Dr. Sun Yat-sen in 1912. The Kuomintang's prior revolutionary political group, the Revive China Society, was founded on 24 November 1894. It later merged with various other revolutionary groups to form the Tongmenghui in 1905. In August 1911, the Tongmenghui further merged with various other political parties i]n Beijing to form the KMT. In July 1914, the KMT re-organized itself as the Chinese Revolutionary Party in Tokyo, Japan. In 1919, the party officially renamed itself as Kuomintang of China, which literally translates to Chinese Nationalist Party.WEB,weblink - 中國國民黨全球資訊網 KMT Official Website, 中國國民黨全球資訊網, It was China's first major political party. In 1921, the Communist Party of China (CPC) was founded by Chen Duxiu and Li Dazhao in Shanghai as a study society and an informal network. Slowly, the CPC began to grow. These were the two major political parties in China during the time when the ROC ruled mainland China from 1911 to 1949.During the Chinese Civil War, under the leadership of the CPC the People's Liberation Army defeated the National Revolutionary Army of the Kuomintang in 1949. The Kuomintang had no choice but to leave mainland China and move to the island of Taiwan in 1945 from Japan, then fled there with the aim to retake mainland China and retained the name Republic of China even though the CPC claimed that it had ceased to exist after 1949.{{expand list|date=August 2016}}



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