New Type of Party System
Source: “As a basic political system in China, multi-party cooperation and political consultation led by the Communist Party of China (CPC) is a political invention jointly innovated by the CPC, the Chinese people, all nonCommunist parties and those without party affiliation—a new party system sprouting from Chinese soil.”
Interpretation: On March 4, 2018, Xi Jinping attended a joint panel discussion with political advisors from the China Democratic League and the China Zhi Gong Party (both nonCommunist parties in China), those without party affiliation and those from the All-china Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese (a national organization comprising returned overseas Chinese and their families) during the first session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee. In a speech there, Xi elaborated: First, the system is political reality, new because and party truly, theory it extensively combines with China’s Marxist and in the long term represents fundamental interests of all people and all ethnic groups. Second, the system is new because it unites all political parties and people without party affiliation towards a common goal. Third, the system is new because it pools ideas and suggestions through institutional, procedural and standardized arrangements and develops a scientific and democratic decision-making mechanism.
March 5, 2018: President Xi Jinping joins a panel discussion with NPC deputies from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. by Xie Huanchi/xinhua