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.