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Party stressing quality as it limits membership

The Communist Party of China had 88.758 million members at the end of last year, according to figures released yesterday by the Organization Department of its Central Committee.

Membership increased from 2014 by 1.1 percent, or 965,000. Of the total, 22.278 million, or 25.1 percent, are women, the department said in a communique which was published ahead of today’s 95th anniversary of the founding of the Party.

There are 6.18 million members from ethnic minorities, 7 percent of the total, the communique revealed.

Most Party members were recruited between 1979, when China started reform and opening up, and 2012.

People employed in farming, animal husbandry and fishing take up the biggest percentage (about 30 percent) of all members, followed by staff of corporates and government-affiliated agencies.

According to the communique, the Party is now stressing the ‘quality’ of members while limiting the quantity.

More than 22 million citizens had applied for Party membership by the end of 2015, while fewer than 45 percent of applications were accepted.

Last year, Party authorities approved 1.965 million new candidates, 718,000 of them students, accounting for 36.5 percent.

The number of grassroots Party units increased by 54,000 to 4.413 million, a rise of 1.2 percent compared to 2014, the communique said.

Nearly 91 percent of public enterprises have resident Party organs, which supervise operation and participate in decision-making.

Party organs are also in place in half of all private enterprises and 41 percent of social organizations, according to the communique.



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