BEIJING, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Non-Communist parties in China and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce Thursday expressed their congratulations to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in a letter on the CPC's 90th founding anniversary.
In the letter, the central committees of the eight non-Communist parties and the federation hailed the CPC as "the core leading force in the great cause of building socialism with Chinese characteristics."
Over the past 90 years, the CPC has united Chinese people from all ethnic groups and achieved national independence, the building of socialism, and the country's reform and opening-up drive, the letter says.
Over the past six decades, Chinese non-Communist parties have established close cooperation relations with the CPC under the political consultation system featuring multi-party cooperation under the leadership of the CPC, it says.
With the help and support of the CPC, the non-Communist parties have made progress in ideological, organizational and institutional building and have given full play to their functions of conducting political consultation, exercising democratic supervision and participating in the discussions and handling of state affairs, the letter reads.
Further, the system of multi-party cooperation under the leadership of the CPC has played an important role and shown great vitality and superiority in building socialism with Chinese characteristics, it says.
China's eight non-Communist parties and the federation will, as always, follow the CPC's leadership, the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics, promote scientific development and social harmony, and contribute more to the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, it says.
July 1 marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the CPC.