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China’s political party system has flourished over the past decade – Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — China’s system of multiparty cooperation and political consultation led by the Communist Party of China (CPC) has developed over time, showing distinctive strengths, a senior official said Tuesday.

The system, a new model of political party system formed in China, has become all the more clear in terms of design at the highest level, said Chen Xu, deputy head of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee. , during a press conference. conference taking stock of the changes and achievements of the system over the past decade.

Adhering to and improving the system of multi-party cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the CPC has become part of the Party’s basic strategy, according to the official.

The framework of the system has been more and more solid and extended with new regulations and policies adopted over the past decade, while the political consensus of the system has become more and more firm and the system has played a greater role. effective in state governance, Chen said.

In addition to the CCP, there are eight other political parties in the Chinese political party system. Prominent personalities without affiliation to any of the political parties are also included in the system.

Following the principles of long-term coexistence, mutual monitoring, sincerity, and sharing difficult times and peaceful times, the parties jointly established a multi-party cooperation system in which the CCP exercises state power and the other parties participate fully in the administration of the State. affairs under the leadership of the CCP.

According to Chen, 29 non-CPC figures were vice governors and other corresponding positions in 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities nationwide as of June 2021, and another 380 were members of leading bodies of prefecture-level governments. .

Non-CPC parties and prominent figures without party affiliation have played a positive role in state governance. They have taken an active part in the country’s carbon emission peak and neutrality, poverty alleviation efforts and environmental protection along the Yangtze River.

The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) serves as a key mechanism for multiparty cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the CPC.

Over the past decade, the CPPCC National Committee has received over 58,000 submissions and filed over 47,000 exhibits. Many of them have become the country’s policies and measures, Zhang Jing’an, a senior committee official, said at the same press conference.

“A new model originating from Chinese soil, the Chinese political party system has shown strengths in multiple aspects,” Chen said.

The system is able to broadly and flawlessly represent the core interests of all ethnic groups and social sectors, thus avoiding the shortcomings of old-style party systems that represent only a handful of interests or vested interests.

It unites all political and unaffiliated parties towards a common goal, which is the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation at present, thereby mitigating the risks of inadequate oversight in the one-party system, and the problems of rotation of the power and destructive competition between several political parties. parties.