Chapter 6 of the Common Program


This chapter describes the position and development of the minorities in China. At the CCP’s Second Congress in 1922, the party declared in its manifesto that the ultimate goal of the CCP was unification of China under a federal system with Mongolia, Tibet, and Xinjiang forming autonomous states federated with China proper. "In the interests of the workers and poor peasants, the goals of struggle for the CCP in this united front are: 1) Eradicate internal chaos, overthrow the warlords, and build domestic peace. 2) Overthrow oppression by the international imperialists and win the complete independence of the Chinese nation. 3) Unify China proper (including the three provinces in the northeast) and establish a real democratic republic. 4) Establish autonomous rule in Mongolia, Tibet, and Muslim Xinjiang to turn them into democratic autonomous republics. 5) Use the free federal system to unify China proper, Mongolia, Tibet, and Muslim Xinjiang in order to establish a Chinese Federal Republic."
Cited in Bulag Uradyn E. (2012). Good Han, Bad Han The Moral Parameters of Ethnopolitics in China. Pages 97-98

The CCP didn't hold on to this opinion, see the next articles.

Article 50  

Identification of minorities

Article 51  

Autonomy of the minorities

Article 52  

Relation PLA and minorities

Article 53  

Tradition and economic development

Cited in Bulag Uradyn E. (2012). Good Han, Bad Han The Moral Parameters of Ethnopolitics in China. Pages 97-98 Back