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China Association for Promoting Democracy
ChairpersonCai Dafeng
Founded30 December 1945; 78 years ago (1945-12-30)
NewspaperDemocracy Monthly
Membership (2022)192,000
IdeologySocialism with Chinese characteristics[1]
National People's Congress (14th)
54 / 2,977
NPC Standing Committee
7 / 175
Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
45 / 544
(Seats for political parties)
Official website
China Association for Promoting Democracy
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese中國民主促進會
Simplified Chinese中国民主促进会
Tibetan name
Zhuang name
ZhuangCunghgoz Minzcuj Coicaenh Hoih
Mongolian name
Mongolian CyrillicДундад улсын ардчилал ийнор ахиулах эвлэл
Mongolian scriptᠳᠤᠮᠳᠠᠳᠤ
ᠤᠯᠤᠰ ᠤᠨ
ᠡᠶᠢᠨᠣᠷ ᠠᠬᠢᠭᠤᠯᠬᠤ
Uyghur name
Uyghurجۇڭگو دېموكراتىيىنى ئىلگىرى سۈرۈش جەمئىيىتى
Manchu name
Manchu scriptᠮᡳᠨᠵᡳᠨ

The China Association for Promoting Democracy (CAPD) is one of the eight minor political parties in the People's Republic of China under the direction of the Chinese Communist Party. The party is a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.[2] It was formed on 30 December 1945, and mainly represents high-level intellectuals engaged in education and cultural publishing media.

The CAPD is the fourth-ranking minor party in China.[3] It holds 58 seats in the National People's Congress.


The party was formed on 30 December 1945.[4]


In October 2022, the party had organizations in 29 province-level administrative divisions throughout China.[5]

The CAPD publishes a newspaper titled Democracy Monthly (民主).[6]


The party mainly represents high-level intellectuals engaged in education and cultural publishing media.[4] As of October 2022, the CAPD has around 192,000 members.[5]


  1. Ma Xulun (马叙伦) (1949–1958)
  2. Zhou Jianren (周建人) (1979–1984)
  3. Ye Shengtao (叶圣陶) (1984–1987)
  4. Lei Jieqiong (雷洁琼) (1987–1997)
  5. Xu Jialu (许嘉璐) (1997–2007)
  6. Yan Junqi (严隽琪) (2007–2017)
  7. Cai Dafeng (蔡达峰) (2017–present)


  1. ^ "中国民主促进会章程". Archived from the original on 14 December 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  2. ^ Liao, Xingmiu; Tsai, Wen-Hsuan (2019). "Clientelistic State Corporatism: The United Front Model of "Pairing-Up" in the Xi Jinping Era". China Review. 19 (1): 31–56. ISSN 1680-2012. JSTOR 26603249.
  3. ^ "我国八个民主党派排序考". Lishui Municipal Committee of the Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang. 9 December 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2022.
  4. ^ a b Benewick, Robert; Donald, Stephanie Hemelryk (2009). The State of China Atlas: Mapping the World's Fastest-Growing Economy (1st ed.). University of California Press. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-520-25610-1. JSTOR 10.1525/j.ctv1xxv63. OCLC 948690686.
  5. ^ a b "新闻背景:中国民主促进会" [News background: China Association for Promoting Democracy]. Xinhua News Agency. 18 December 2022. Retrieved 5 December 2023.
  6. ^ "民主杂志社". Archived from the original on 23 January 2019. Retrieved 22 December 2017.