Bureaucracy remains a major and widespread problem in the political life of our Party and state. Its harmful manifestations include the following: standing high above the masses; abusing power; divorcing oneself from reality and the masses; spending a lot of time and effort to put up an impressive front; indulging in empty talk; sticking to a rigid way of thinking; being hidebound by convention; overstaffing administrative organs; being dilatory, inefficient and irresponsible; failing to keep one's word; circulating documents endlessly without solving problems; shifting responsibilities to others; and even assuming the airs of a mandarin, reprimanding other people at every turn; vindictively attacking others, suppressing democracy [?!?!], deceiving superiors and subordinates, being arbitrary and despotic, practicing favoritism, offering bribes, participating in corrupt practices in violation of the law, and so on.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Deng on bureaucracy
On August 18, 1980 Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping delivered a speech entitled "On the Reform of the System of Party and State Leadership." Here is an excerpt:
Source: Justin Yifu Lin's The Quest for Prosperity.