China to Wage Battle Against Bureaucracy

Chinese people are frustrated by the politicians and their . In this year’s CPPCC, the Communist Party tried to reconfigure the overlapped ones to be more efficient and effecive, from Los Angeles Times :

China usually doesn’t like to air its dirty laundry. But when fighting a wily foe, in this case its own well-entrenched bureaucrats, the leadership isn’t above a bit of guerrilla warfare.

Recently, the China Youth Daily, a mainstream Communist Party newspaper affiliated with President Hu Jintao ‘s power base, released an online survey that found more than 90% of Chinese were fed up with inefficiency and bureaucratic muddle.

The party hopes public shaming will bolster its bid to reconfigure a tangle of overlapping ministries, which have been outpaced by a fast-changing society and economy. The largely symbolic National People’s Congress, which opened its annual two-week session today, is expected to approve proposals on government reform from the senior Communist leadership.

March 5, 2008 9:05 AM
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