|Progressive Millennium Party|
ㄐㄧㄣㄅㄨ ㄉㄤ ㄑㄧㄢ ㄒㄧ
Jìnbù dǎng qiān xǐ
|Founded||13th September 1994|
|Dissolved||8th September 2008|
|Merged into||New Progressive Party|
|International affiliation||Liberal International (Observer)|
|Regional affiliation||Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (Observer)|
The Progressive Millennium Party (Zhuyin: ㄐㄧㄣㄅㄨ ㄉㄤ ㄑㄧㄢ ㄒㄧ; pinyin: Jìnbù dǎng qiān xǐ) was a centrist political party in Manchuria that existed between 1994 to 2008. They were formed after several members of the Minzhudang led by Raoguo Jixu left the party to protest the quasi-authoritarian rule of Minzhudang leader and Premier Du Changhao. Styling itself as a more centrist alternative to the Minzhudang the liberal vote was subsequently split for several elections as the Progressive Millennium Party and the Minzhudang vied for electoral supremacy. In 2008 following the re-election of Manzuxiehui Premier Jin Pai Nai Du stepped down as leader of the Minzhudang, with the two parties officially entering talks to merge. In September 2008 both parties alongside the Social Democratic Party merged into the New Progressive Party.
The party mainly consisted of social liberals who generally supported progressive policies that were centrist or left-of-centre, compared to the more centre-right Minzhudang. However, they were not as left wing as either the Social Democratic Party or the Socialist Party of Manchuria, with their primary policies being focussed around human rights and social issues rather then economic ones.