China’s Communist Party

The sole governing power of the People’s Republic of China
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Summary
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....more
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In Numbers
China’s Communist Party was founded in
1921
by Chinese intellectuals Chen Duxiu and Li Dazhao
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As of 2019, the party had
92 million members
and 5 million party units
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In China,
one in 15
people is a Communist Party member
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The party controls the People’s Liberation Army, the largest army in the world, with
2 million
active personnel
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More than
one-third
of the party’s members were under 40 years old in 2019
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