The Communist Party of China (CPC) under President Xi Jinping is seeking to have expanded control on China’s private sector as Beijing issues new guidelines and widens the role of the United Front which handles the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce.
The said plan gives the CPC the upper hand over private businesses in China. In a 5-000 word statement, Beijing mandated that all regions and departments in China should follow the new guidelines.
It added that this is “to better focus the wisdom and strength of the private business people on the goal and mission to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.”
The set of guidelines also aims to establish another “united front” between private companies and government-owned businesses in the East Asian country. With this, private firms need to employ a certain number of CPC-registered employees even in smaller companies.
“Unify members of the private sector around the party, and do better in promoting the healthy development of the private economy,” Xi said as quoted by People’s Daily, the main newspaper of the Communist Party.
The said move might raise concerns and negative reactions from critics of Beijing, particularly the Trump administration, about private firms in China, which companies from other countries have business with, adhering to the orders of the CPC.