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The Communist Party of China gained power after it won the Chinese Civil War in 1949, founding the People’s Republic of China. Now, it oversees every aspect of life in the country, from the government and military to the economy and society.
What You Need To Know
China’s Communist Party was founded in
by Chinese intellectuals Chen Duxiu and Li Dazhaoread more >
As of 2019, the party had
92 million members
and 5 million party unitsread more >
one in 15
people is a Communist Party memberread more >
The party controls the People’s Liberation Army, the largest army in the world, with
active personnelread more >
of the party’s members were under 40 years old in 2019read more >