BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) recruited more than 26.66 million members from 2002 to 2011, a figure almost equal to the size of the population of Venezuela, according to the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee.
By 2011, about 4.03 million community-level CPC organizations had been established across China. The country also has another 11,000 mobile CPC organizations and 441,000 service centers for CPC members, it said.
The total number of CPC members currently exceeds 82 million.
In the last decade, the CPC has been swiftly expanding its presence in the private sector, establishing CPC organizations in 99.7 percent of qualified non-public enterprises, it said.
CPC organizations have also been established by 96.7 percent of large-sized enterprises in the non-public sector, or companies with annual turnover reaching 20 million yuan (3.18 million U.S. dollars) or retailers reaching 5 million yuan, it said.
More educated CPC members were elected to head township-level CPC committees in 2011. The average age of township CPC chiefs is 41.1 years and 94.2 percent of them have received higher education, according to the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee.
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