CHINESE POLITICAL PARTIES
Officially recognized minor Chinese political parties (those parties other than the Communist Party of China and not actively suppressed by censorship and other means) compose The United Front, which is a nominally popular front nominally sharing power with the Communist Party (in reality the CPC is the only party of the People's Republic of China, controlling the state apparatus, the military, and the media). The Front is managed by the United Front Work Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and consists of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce and eight minor parties.
The United Front is represented together with other mass organizations such as trade unions, women's and youth organizations, minorities, etc. in the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
The United Front holds no real power independent of the CPC. It serves a merely symbolic function and its leaders are mostly
selected by the Communist Party or are themselves CPC members.
United Front Parties:
Actively suppressed Political Parties include: