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Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference


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Originally a gathering of anti‐Guomindang groups, not all of whom were Communists. It met for the first time on 21 September 1949 in order to draw up a Constitution for the People's Republic of China; the Constitution was proclaimed in 1954. Thereafter, it met at regular intervals, and served as a useful instrument for the Communist Party to integrate and size up the non‐Communist forces in the country.

Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).


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