The Chongqing Negotiations: A Political Offensive for the Peace and Democracy Policy



In response to changes in the domestic and international situations around the victory of the anti-Japanese war, the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Communist Party of China (CPC) adjusted their established strategic deployments in due course to cope with the new post-war domestic political and military landscapes. In face of civil war, dictatorship and secession threats, the CPC Central Committee proposed the policy of “peace, democracy and unity”, which was widely recognized by all classes of society. By signing the “October 10th Agreement” during the Chongqing Negotiations, the KMT and the CPC validated the policy of “peace, democracy and unity” and the approach to democracy proceduralization as the basic principles and direction of China’s post-war development.


Chongqing Negotiations; Democracy policy; Political offensive

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