CPC vows more consultation with other parties

Updated: 2015-12-10 18:19


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BEIJING - The Communist Party of China (CPC) has promised to give other democratic parties more say in making big decisions.

"Party consultation is a key part of the system of multi-party cooperation and political consultation under the CPC leadership... a crucial channel for the CPC to boost its governing capacity," according to a document made public by the the general office of the CPC Central Committee on Thursday.

It echoed comments made in June by the CPC Central Committee.

Party consultation refers to discussions between the CPC and democratic parties on major Party and national policies and affairs.

"Strengthened party consultation means expanded channels for people from democratic parties or without party affiliation to participate in political affairs and express their opinions smoothly, which will help boost political consensus, unite minds and power, and promote scientific and democratic decision-making and modernized governance," the document said.

The general office said it would consult on key documents drafted by the CPC Central Committee, national economic and social development plans, prominent issues in reform and stability, revision to the Constitution, amendments to key laws, and candidates for state leaders.

The document also stressed the role of people without party affiliation and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce in such consultation.