Want China Times
By: Staff Reporter
“The United Front, armed struggle and party building” were called the Communist Party of
China’s “three magic weapons” by Chairman Mao.
It is at the most critical junctures of historical change that the United Front comes into play, according to Duowei News, a media outlet run by overseas Chinese.
Massive changes have taken place in China over recent years, with the diversification of Chinese society and the vested interests within it, as well as the party’s ongoing anti-graft campaign, all of which can be seen as the CPC’s attempt to clean house before United Front work can be begin in earnest, according to the website. The blueprint for United Front work was published in pilot 46-amendment guidelines on Sept. 22, approved at a meeting of the Politburo on April 30 and in effect as of May 18.
The 46-amendment guidelines are the first intraparty regulations on united front work to be published by the CPC, according to Duowei.
The guidelines are divided into overall principles, leadership and responsibilities, work for the membership of the United Front Democratic Parties and non-party members, work for non-party intellectuals, ethnic work, religious work, united front work for the private economy, United Front work in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and overseas and representative structures for non-party members, positing the united front as the strategic implementation of the “four comprehensives” unveiled by party leader Xi Jinping in February. [FULL STORY]