The China Association for Promoting Democracy (CAPD)
Founded in Shanghai on December 30, 1945, the CAPD is one of the democratic parties on the patriotic united front led by the CPC. Its members are mostly intellectuals working in the fields of culture, education and publication.

In September 1949 the CAPD attended the First Plenary Session of the CPPCC in Beijing and took part in drawing up the Common Program.

Since the founding of New China, the CAPD has actively participated in socialist construction and played an important role in the state political life and economic construction, especially in promoting culture, education and publication.

Source: China Yearbook 2004