The United Front in the People's Republic of China is a nominally popular front led by the Communist Party of China. It is managed by the United Front Work Department (simplified Chinese: 中共中央统战部) of the Central Committee and besides the communist party it consists of eight minor parties and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. Its current department head is Du Qinglin.
The United Front is represented together with other mass organizations such trade unions, women's and youth organizations, minorities etc. in the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
The United Front holds no real power independent of the CCP. It serves a merely symbolic function and its leaders are mostly selected by the Communist Party of China or are themselves CCP members