By Erik Crouch
CCP member Yu Zhengsheng (fittingly) gives introduction to speaker in CAPD congress. Image via Xinhua http://english.sina.com/china/p/2012/1215/538266.html
The China Association for Promoting Democracy (CAPD) is a real political party, dammit. Nevermind how it yields no real power and has vowed to follow step with the CCP on all major issues. Ignore the fact that many people only join non-communist parties because they think it may help get promotions from their employers. The CAPD, along with China’s seven other non-communist parties, performed the
futile exciting task of choosing their new leaderships on Friday, and a change is gonna’ come!
Well, no. As Xinhua’s report of the non-CCP party noted:
Under China’s multi-party cooperation system, non-communist parties participate in state affairs under the leadership of the CPC. They and the CPC work together and supervise each other, instead of opposing each other.
The China Association for Promoting Democracy-and the other parties as well-work under the CCP, not with it. The eight non-communist parties elected their new leaderships after announcing that they “vowed to study and carry out the new guidelines set by the power-transitional CPC National Congress of last month that set a policy tone for the country’s future development.” In other words, the CCP is still the Chinese government, and the CAPD is still nothing.