United Front (People's Republic of China)

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The United Front in the People's Republic of China is a nominally popular front led by the Communist Party of China. It is managed by the United Front Work Department (Chinese: 中共中央统战部) of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and besides the communist party it consists of eight minor parties and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. Its current department head is Du Qinglin.

The United Front is represented together with other mass organizations such as trade unions, women's and youth organizations, minorities etc. in the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

The United Front holds no real power independent of the CPC.[1] It serves a merely symbolic function and its leaders are mostly selected by the Communist Party of China or are themselves CPC members.[2] The member parties are almost completely subservient to the CPC, though they have nominal representation in the National People's Congress.

United Front Democratic Parties[edit]

All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce[edit]

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  1. ^ New Approaches to the Study of Political Order in China, by Donald Clarke, Modern China, 2009
  2. ^ Judicial politics as state-building, Zhu, Suli, Pp. 23–36 in Stéphanie Balme and Michael W. Dowdle (eds.), Building Constitutionalism in China.New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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