Party group
Simplified Chinese党组
Traditional Chinese黨組

A party group[n 1] (Chinese: 党组; pinyin: dǎngzǔ) is a formal group within an organization that works to ensure democratic centralism as led by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Party groups ensure the control of formally non-CCP public institutions like government organizations, people's organizations, people's congresses, and state-owned business corporations by the CCP.[4] The concept of party group was first formalized in the 1945 party constitution during the 7th National Congress.[5]


The party's Organization Department controlled the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security through an eleven-member party group as of 2010.[2]

Usage outside of the Chinese Communist Party

Party groups were organized within the short-lived Workers' Party of North Korea.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Other English translations exist such as leading party group,[1] party core group,[2] and party fraction[3] in a sense of fraktsiya (Russian: фра́кция) within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.


  1. ^ Low, Ian (2012). Chinese to English Dictionary (Simplified Characters). Goldcrest Publications. p. 271. ISBN 978-1908922069.
  2. ^ a b Burns, John P.; Xiaoqi, Wang (2010). "Civil Service Reform in China: Impacts on Civil Servants' Behaviour" (PDF). The China Quarterly. 201: 61. doi:10.1017/S030574100999107X. hdl:10722/135393. S2CID 153471092.
  3. ^ Schurmann, Franz (1973). Ideology and Organization in Communist China. Berkeley: University of California Press. p. xviii.
  4. ^ Snape, H.; Wang, W. (2020). "Finding a place for the party: debunking the "party-state" and rethinking the state-society relationship in China's one-party system" (PDF). Journal of Chinese Governance. 5 (4): 14. doi:10.1080/23812346.2020.1796411. S2CID 225396063.
  5. ^ "中國共產黨黨章 (1945年)". Wikisource (in Chinese). 1945-06-11. 第九章 党外组织中的党组
  6. ^ "당조(黨組)". Encyclopedia of Korean Culture (in Korean). The Academy of Korean Studies.