|Motto||实事求是 (Shí shì qiú shì)|
Motto in English
|"Seek truth from facts"|
|Type||Higher education institution|
|Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party|
|Vice-president||Xie Chuntao (executive)|
100 Dayouzhuang Street,
|Literal meaning||Chinese-Communist Central Party School|
The Central Party School of the Chinese Communist Party (Chinese: 中共中央党校), officially the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and commonly known as the Central Party School (中央党校), is the higher education institution which trains Chinese Communist Party (CCP) cadres. It is located in Haidian District, Beijing, close to the Old Summer Palace and Summer Palace. The current president is Chen Xi, a member of the CCP Politburo.
The school was established as the CCP Central Committee's Marx School of Communism (simplified Chinese: 中共中央马克思共产主义学校; traditional Chinese: 中共中央馬克思共產主義學校; pinyin: Zhōnggòng Zhōngyāng Mǎkèsī Gòngchǎnzhǔyì Xuéxiào) in Ruijin, Jiangxi, in 1933. It folded when the Chinese Red Army left on the Long March and was revived once the CCP leadership had arrived and settled in Shaanxi, northwest China, in the winter of 1936. It was then renamed the Central Party School. The school was suspended in 1947 when the CCP retreated from Yan'an. It was re-opened in 1948 in a village in Pingshan County, Hebei, before being moved to Beijing after the CCP captured the city in 1949.
In 1955, the school was re-organized so that it came directly under the jurisdiction of the CCP Central Committee. The school was abolished in 1966 during the Cultural Revolution, before being duly restored in March 1977. Since 1989, the school has been headed by the top-ranked Secretary of the Secretariat, who is concurrently a member of the Politburo Standing Committee. The day-to-day affairs of the school are in practice managed by the executive vice president, who is generally regarded to have the same ranking as a cabinet minister.
The school was merged with the National Academy of Governance in March 2018. Its name is retained as part of the "one institution with two names" system.
In June 2020, Cai Xia, a retired professor of the Central Party School, criticized Xi Jinping, the CCP General Secretary. In a 20-minute audio on China social networking sites, she called Xi a "mafia boss" and the ruling Communist Party a "political zombie". She said that "everyone is Xi's slave", and there are no human rights and rule of law. She also suggested that Xi should retire from his position. On August 17, 2020, Cai was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party and her retirement pension was canceled.
The Central Party School publishes the Study Times (学习时报; Xuéxí Shíbào), which provides an explanation of the relationships between the CCP Central Committee's directives and the underlying political theory and ideology.