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United Front Work Department

Functional department of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The United Front Work Department (UFWD; simplified Chinese: 中共中央统一战线工作部; traditional Chinese: 中共中央統一戰線工作部; pinyin: Zhōnggòng zhōngyāng tǒngyī zhànxiàn gōngzuò bù) is a department of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) tasked with "united front work." It gathers intelligence on, manages relations with, and attempts to gain influence over elite individuals and organizations inside and outside mainland China, including in Hong Kong and Taiwan.[2][3]

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United Front Work Department
Formation1942; 81 years ago (1942)
TypeDepartment directly reporting to the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party
Headquarters135 Fuyou Street, Xicheng District, Beijing
Shi Taifeng
Executive deputy head
Chen Xiaojiang*
Deputy heads
Pan Yue*, Xu Lejiang*, Shi Jun, Cui Maohu
Discipline Secretary
Liu Junchuan
Parent organization
Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party
SubsidiariesNational Ethnic Affairs Commission
$1.8 billion USD (estimated)[1] Edit this at Wikidata
*Minister-level rank

The UFWD focuses its work on people or entities that are outside the CCP, especially in the overseas Chinese diaspora, who hold political, commercial, or academic influence, or who represent interest groups.[4][5] Through its efforts, the UFWD seeks to ensure that these individuals and groups are supportive of or useful to CCP interests and that potential critics remain divided.[6][7][8]

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