The number of members of the
Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) reached 73.496 million at the end of
2006, the CYLC Central Committee announced on Friday.
Students accounted for 49.9 percent of the members of the CYLC, According to
the CYLC Central Committee.
Earlier this year, a report published by the China Youth and Children
Research Center showed that more than 800,000 young people joined the CYLC each
year from 2000 to 2005.
The report said the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the CYLC were two most
attractive political groups for young Chinese.
Founded in 1922, the CYLC is a mass youth organization under the leadership
of the CPC and is considered to be the CPC's assistant and backup.
Chinese President Hu Jintao, also general secretary of the CPC Central
Committee, headed the CYLC Central Committee from 1984 to