Graphics: More than half of CPC members hold junior college degrees or above
Updated 23:32, 30-Jun-2020
By Zhao Hong

Membership in the Communist Party of China (CPC) was nearly 92 million in 2019, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee announced Tuesday.

Among them, more than half held junior college degrees or above, and over one-third were aged 40 or younger.

The CPC also saw steady growth in the proportion of female members and those from ethnic minority groups.

In less than 100 years, the CPC has seen its membership grow from more than 50 when it was founded in 1921, to 4.49 million in 1949 when New China was founded, and now to more than 90 million.

The CPC had 91.914 million members with 4.681 million primary-level Party organizations by the end of 2019, the department said in a report released on the eve of the 99th anniversary of the founding of the CPC.

(Graphics by Pan Yufei, Li Jingjie)

Read more about the 2017 and 2018 data reports on CPC membership.