The general outline of the Constitution of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference stipulates that the People's Political Consultative Conference promotes the parties and non-partisans participating in the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in accordance with the principles of long-term coexistence, mutual supervision, mutual respect, honor and disgrace between the Chinese Communist Party and democratic parties and non-partisans The solidarity and cooperation of people fully reflect and give play to the characteristics and advantages of our socialist party system.
The sixteen-character policy of "long-term coexistence, mutual supervision, mutual support, honor and disgrace" is the basic policy of the Chinese Communist Party in cooperating with various democratic parties. This policy is based on the "long-term coexistence and mutual supervision" policy proposed by Mao Zedong in 1956, supplemented by the fundamental changes in China's class relations, combined with the new situation and tasks in the new period of socialist construction. This policy fully reflects the new type of socialist party relations in China.
The CPPCC is an important mechanism for multi-party cooperation and political consultation led by the Communist Party of China, which determines that this principle must be effectively followed in all the work of the CPPCC, especially in performing various functions.