Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang

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Revolutionary Committee
of the Chinese Kuomintang

Zhōngguó Guómíndǎng Gémìng Wěiyuánhuì
ChairpersonWan Exiang
Founded1 January 1948; 71 years ago (1948-01-01)
Split fromKuomintang
Preceded byLeft wing of the Kuomintang
HeadquartersBeijing, China
NewspaperTuanjie Bao (Solidarity/Unity Daily)[2]
Tuanjie (Unity)
Membership (2017)131,410[3]
IdeologySocialism with Chinese characteristics
Three Principles of the People
Chinese unification
Left-wing nationalism
Social democracy
Democratic socialism
Xi Jinping Thought[4][5]
Political positionLeft-wing
National affiliationUnited Front
National People's Congress
43 / 2,980
NPC Standing Committee
6 / 175
Election symbol
Sun Yat-sen 2.jpg
Official website
Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese中国国民党革命委员会
Traditional Chinese中國國民黨革命委員會
Literal meaning"Revolutionary Committee of the Nationalist Party of China"
Tibetan name
Zhuang name
ZhuangCunghgoz Gozminzdangj Gwzming Veijyenzvei
Mongolian name
Mongolian CyrillicДундад улсын гоминдангийн хувьсгалын зөвлөл
Mongolian scriptᠳᠤᠮᠳᠠᠳᠤ
ᠤᠯᠤᠰ ᠤᠨ
ᠭᠣᠮᠢᠨᠳᠠᠩ ᠤᠨ
ᠬᠤᠪᠢᠰᠬᠠᠯ ᠤᠨ
Uyghur name
Uyghurجۇڭگو گومىنداڭ ئىنقىلابىي كومىتېتى
Manchu name
Manchu scriptᠮᡳᠨᡬᡝ

The Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang (abbreviated RCCK) is one of eight registered minor political parties (in addition to the Communist Party of China) in the People's Republic of China.

It was founded in 1948 by left-wing members who broke with the main Kuomintang (KMT) during the Chinese Civil War, especially those who were against Chiang Kai-shek's policies. The party claims to be the true heir of Sun Yat-sen's legacy. By the end of 2017, it had 131,410 members.[3]

Its honorary chairperson Song Qingling served as Vice President of the People's Republic of China and Honorary President of the People's Republic of China. The chairperson Li Jishen served as vice chairman of the Central People's Government.

Among the officially sanctioned political parties of the People's Republic of China, the Revolutionary Committee is seen as second in status to the Communist Party of China. Thus, the Revolutionary Committee is allotted the second highest number of seats in the People's Political Consultative Conference (30%). It also owns numerous assets, some formerly owned by the Kuomintang, throughout mainland China. The Revolutionary Committee operates a range of party-owned institutions, such as party schools.


The Third Session of the Second Central Committee of the Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang in March 1953.

After World War II, the relationship between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party of China became increasingly tense, and the resumption of the Chinese Civil War was imminent. In 1945 and 1946, the left-wing members of the Kuomintang founded the Sanminzhuyi Comrades Association and the Chinese Kuomintang Democratic Promotion Association in Chongqing and Guangzhou respectively, with the "leftists" gradually separating from the right-wing Kuomintang.

The first joint representative meeting of the left-wing Kuomintang was held in Hong Kong in November 1947, and on January 1, 1948, the Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang was formally inaugurated with Soong Ching-ling, the widow of Sun Yat-sen, as its honorary chairman.

Central Committee leaders[edit]

Chairpersons of the Central Committee[edit]

  1. Li Jishen (李济深) (1948–1959)
  2. He Xiangning (何香凝) (1960–1972)
  3. Zhu Yunshan (朱蕴山) (1979–1981)
  4. Wang Kunlun (王昆仑) (1981–1985)
  5. Qu Wu (屈武) (1987–1988)
  6. Zhu Xuefan (朱学范) (1988–1992)
  7. Li Peiyao (李沛瑶) (1992–1996)
  8. He Luli (何鲁丽) (1996–2007)
  9. Zhou Tienong (周铁农) (2007–2012)
  10. Wan Exiang (万鄂湘) (2012–present)[6]

Honorary Chairpersons of the Central Committee[edit]

  1. Song Qingling (宋庆龄) (1948–1949)
  2. Qu Wu (屈武) (1988–1992)
  3. Zhu Xuefan (朱学范) (1992–1996)
  4. Hou Jingru (侯镜如) (1992–1994)
  5. Sun Yueqi (孙越崎) (1992–1995)

Regional committee leaders[edit]

Chairpersons of provincial committees[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

National People's Congress elections[edit]

Election year Number of seats
43 / 2,970

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chinese KMT Revolutionary Committee holds national congress. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ 团结报数字报 (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  3. ^ a b 中国国民党革命委员会简介. (in Chinese). 2018-04-09.
  4. ^ 民革第十三次全国代表大会暨民革成立70周年纪念大会在京开幕 王沪宁代表中共中央致贺词-人民资讯-人民网. (in Chinese). 2017-12-20. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  5. ^ 中国国民党革命委员会章程(2017年12月23日)-人民资讯-人民网. (in Chinese). 2017-12-23. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  6. ^ 民革中央领导简介(包括现任领导、历届领导)-人民资讯-人民网. (in Chinese). 2017-12-24. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  7. ^ United States. Joint Publications Research Service (1985). China report: political, sociological and military affairs, Issues 19-24. Foreign Broadcast Information Service. p. 103. Retrieved 2011-04-0. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ "Zhongguo ren ming da ci dian" bian ji bu (1994). Who's who in China current leaders. Foreign Languages Press. p. 185. ISBN 7-119-00725-4. Retrieved 2011-04-03.

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