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Jargon and Endless Talk Stall Reforms, Peking Complains

July 16, 1986|Associated Press

PEKING — Many Chinese bureaucrats stall, spout official jargon and hold endless discussions instead of getting things done, the official Communist Party newspaper said in a scathing commentary Tuesday.

"We should shout in a loud voice at them, 'Comrades, wake up, wake up!' " the front-page commentary in People's Daily said.

Some Chinese bureaucrats have the attitude that new party policies do not affect them, and some officials and people at the grass-roots level "dispute over trifles and moan and groan" about changes, the commentary said, and many bureaucrats work in "slow motion" and "soak in a sea of meetings" that have no practical results.

China's official press and leading officials have said recently that many reforms are being held back by bureaucrats who resist them.

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