Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang

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The Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang (RCCK), also commonly known, especially when referenced historically, as the Left Kuomintang or Left Guomindang, is one of the eight minor political parties that exist under the direction of the Chinese Communist Party, in the People's Republic of China.[1]

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Revolutionary Committee
of the Chinese Kuomintang
Zhōngguó Guómíndǎng Gémìngwěiyuánhuì
Chungkuo Kuomintang Komingweiyüanhui
ChairmanZheng Jianbang
Founded1 January 1948; 75 years ago (1948-01-01)
Split fromLeft-wing of the Kuomintang
HeadquartersDonghuachenggen South Street
Donghuamen Subdistrict, Beijing
NewspaperTuanjie Bao (Unity Daily)
Tuanjie (Unity)
Membership (2022)158,000
National People's Congress (14th)
44 / 2,980
NPC Standing Committee
6 / 175
Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
65 / 544
(Seats for political parties)
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Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese中国国民党革命委员会
Traditional Chinese中國國民黨革命委員會
Literal meaning"Revolutionary Committee of the Nationalist Party of China"
Tibetan name
Zhuang name
ZhuangCunghgoz Gozminzdangj Gwzming Veijyenzvei
Mongolian name
Mongolian CyrillicДундад улсын гоминдангийн хувьсгалын зөвлөл
Mongolian scriptᠳᠤᠮᠳᠠᠳᠤ
ᠤᠯᠤᠰ ᠤᠨ
ᠭᠣᠮᠢᠨᠳᠠᠩ ᠤᠨ
ᠬᠤᠪᠢᠰᠬᠠᠯ ᠤᠨ
Uyghur name
Uyghurجۇڭگو گومىنداڭ ئىنقىلابىي كومىتېتى
Manchu name
Manchu scriptᠮᡳᠨᡬᡝ

It was founded in January 1948, during the height of the Chinese Civil War, by members of the left-wing of the Kuomintang (KMT), especially those who were against Chiang Kai-shek's policies. The first chairman of the party was General Li Jishen, a senior Nationalist military commander who had many disputes with Chiang over the years, while Soong Ching-ling (the widow of Sun Yat-sen) was named Honorary Chairwoman.[2] Other early leading members were Wang Kunlun, Cheng Qian, He Xiangning and Tao Zhiyue. The party claims to be the true heir of Sun Yat-sen's legacy and his Three Principles of the People. In December 2022, the party had around 158,000 members.[3]

Among the officially sanctioned political parties of the People's Republic of China, the Revolutionary Committee is officially ranked second after the CCP, being the first-ranking minor party.[4] Thus, the Revolutionary Committee is allotted the second highest number of seats in the People's Political Consultative Conference (30%). It also owns numerous assets, some formerly owned by the Kuomintang, throughout mainland China. The Revolutionary Committee operates a range of party-owned institutions, such as party schools.[citation needed]