The salient characteristics of China's political party system are: multi-party cooperation under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), with the CPC holding power and democratic parties participating fully in state affairs. These democratic parties are close friends of the CPC. They unite and cooperate with the latter in their participation in state affairs, instead of being opposition parties or out-of-power parties. They participate in the exercise of state power, the consultation in fundamental state policies and the choice of state leaders, the administration of state affairs, and the formulation and implementation of state policies, laws and regulations.
Members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference pose for a group photo in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China's party system is characterized by multi-party cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the Communist Party of China.
In China, the CPC and democratic parties share the same goal of struggle. The national conditions and the nature of the state determine that the leadership of the CPC is the first and foremost prerequisite and fundamental guarantee for the multi-party cooperation. Both the CPC and the democratic parties take the Constitution as the basic norms of their conduct, and shoulder the responsibility to uphold the dignity of the Constitution and ensure its implementation.