Communist Party of China

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The Communist Party of China (spelled as 中国共产党 in Chinese, originally called the Chinese Communist Party) is the dominant political party and founder of the People's Republic of China.

Originally, the party was led by Chen Duxiu, who was the General Secretary of the Central Committee. From 1943-82 the most powerful position in the party was Chairman. In 1982, members of the Central Committee voted to name the leader of the party General Secretary again. The current General Secretary is Xi Jinping.