Xinhua (January 5) reported that the CCP CC had issued a circular confirming the revisions comprising 14 Chapters and 61 Articles approved at a meeting of the CCP CC Political Bureau in November 2020. The  CCP CC United Front Work Department called it a significant move to strengthen the united front system and reflecting the requirements put forward by the new situation and new tasks. The United Front Work Department (UFWD) said in a statement that the revision is to centralise the Party’s leadership on united front work  It called the revised regulations as of "great importance" as they bring together "the will and strength of the people to fully build a modern socialist country and realise the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation". New chapters include one on "United front work of new social strata" and a chapter on "Overseas United Front Work and Overseas Chinese Affairs Work" emphasising that "we should devote ourselves to maintaining and promoting China's reunification, realising the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, enhancing the friendly cooperation and exchanges between the Chinese people and the people of the world, and promoting the building of a community of human destiny." Articles 34 and 35 deal solely with Hongkong and Macau Affairs and Taiwan respectively. Article 44 of the revised regulations stipulate the number of positions that must be filled by non-Party persons and says: "Non-Party representatives shall occupy a large proportion in the CPPCC at all levels, with no less than 60% of the members and no less than 65% of the standing committee members; and no less than 50% of the vice-chairmen of the leading groups of the CPPCC at all levels". Significantly, this does not include ethnic autonomous areas.
The Head of the UFWD in an interview with People's Daily (January 6) explained that the revised regulations had been finalised after getting the views of 20 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and "the opinions of the member units of the Central United Front Work Leading Group, relevant departments of the central and state agencies, various provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, and the United Front Work Department of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps" and those "of the head of the Federation of Industry and Commerce and representatives of non-party personages, as well as the heads of the United Front Work Department of some provincial party committees". He described them as of "great significance" and said they "will strengthen the party's centralized and unified leadership over the united front, consolidate and develop the most extensive patriotic united front, and unite efforts to build a modern socialist country and realize the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation".

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