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There is No Need to Establish New Political Parties in China

Zhang Xiansheng, spokesperson for the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist Party, stated on June 29, 2011, “The Communist Party and the other eight democratic parties have basically covered all of the social strata and groups in China and China’s multi-party cooperation system has a broad social base.”

According to Zhang, “Of the nine parties in China, the Communist Party primarily recruits from workers, farmers, solders, intellectuals and advanced elements of other social classes. The other eight parties have their respective focuses, attracting middle to upper classes [with backgrounds in] science and technology, education, culture, health, sports, and a portion of the new social strata.”
“He expressed that political parties must have a fixed range of organizational development, have a certain social basis, and must abide by the Constitution and relevant laws and regulations. The existing nine political parties in China have a relatively fixed range of organizations and development, basically covering all of China’s current social strata and groups, so there is no need to establish a new political party beyond the existing political parties.”

Source: Xinhua, June 29, 2011