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酱油委员 (jiàngyóu wěiyuán): soy sauce committee members
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<h3>''jiàngyóu wěiyuán'' 酱油委员</h3>
  
Derived from the phrase "[[getting soy sauce |get soy sauce]]": One who is “getting soy sauce” is just a spectator, listening without making substantive comments or contributions.
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[[File:酱油委员.jpg|200px|thumb|right|Olympic gold medalist [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/liu-xiang/ Liu Xiang], who has sometimes [http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-03/01/content_7697806.htm missed the Two Sessions] to train and compete. (Source: [http://www.baike.com/wiki/%E9%85%B1%E6%B2%B9%E5%A7%94%E5%91%98 baike.com])]]Member of the National People's Congress, China's "rubber stamp" legislature, or the advisory Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, which both meet at the annual [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/two-sessions/ Two Sessions] in Beijing. Some Chinese citizens have complained that the structure and bloated size of the NPC render most of its members powerless. Its [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-02/china-s-national-people-s-congress-what-you-need-to-know full session has never rejected a bill], and some delegates skip meetings with the excuse that they're at the Two Sessions "mainly to meet people and learn" ([http://club.kdnet.net/dispbbs.asp?boardid=1&id=11418574&replyid=56021861&page=1&1=1#56021861 以交流和学习为主]).
  
Many Chinese citizens have complained that the structure and bloated size of the National People’s Congress (around 3,000 members) render most of its members powerlessThis is highlighted by the fact that many proposals are supported by over 99% of the votes cast.
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Passive observation is known as [[get soy sauce|getting soy sauce]], after a man-on-the-street interviewee's response to Guangzhou TV about a celebrity scandal in 2008: "What the fuck does it have to do with me? I was just out buying soy sauce." During the 2011 Two Sessions, netizens dubbed NPC delegates who said yes to every proposal "soy sauce representatives" (jiàngyóu dàibiǎo 酱油代表). A mock news show on that year's Two Sessions described legislators who are either absent, passive, or who "[http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/03/video-dragon%E2%80%99s-take-on-the-two-sessions-translated/#jiangyouweiyuan review the proposals but never inquire about popular opinion and just sit around on the toilet waiting for inspiration to come to them]."
  
During the 2011 [http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Lianghui Two Sessions], people dubbed committee members who did nothing beside apply their rubber stamp “soy sauce representatives.”  [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/03/video-dragon%E2%80%99s-take-on-the-two-sessions-translated/ This video] references “soy sauce representatives” who either do nothing or who “just sit around on the toilet waiting for inspiration to come to them.
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See also [[Stupid Sessions]].
  
中文 Chinese Definition:
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[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]][[Category:Party and State]]
酱油委员,指的是在在全国“两会”上,顶着代表委员的帽子,在可以发出声音的地方只带耳朵不带嘴巴只会举手不会表态,不敢于代表人民发表建议意见的人,就像网络流行语“我是来打酱油的”。没有提案的委员,能起到什么作用?网友直接称之为“酱油委员”。
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 00:02, 4 March 2016

jiàngyóu wěiyuán 酱油委员

Olympic gold medalist Liu Xiang, who has sometimes missed the Two Sessions to train and compete. (Source: baike.com)

Member of the National People's Congress, China's "rubber stamp" legislature, or the advisory Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, which both meet at the annual Two Sessions in Beijing. Some Chinese citizens have complained that the structure and bloated size of the NPC render most of its members powerless. Its full session has never rejected a bill, and some delegates skip meetings with the excuse that they're at the Two Sessions "mainly to meet people and learn" (以交流和学习为主).

Passive observation is known as getting soy sauce, after a man-on-the-street interviewee's response to Guangzhou TV about a celebrity scandal in 2008: "What the fuck does it have to do with me? I was just out buying soy sauce." During the 2011 Two Sessions, netizens dubbed NPC delegates who said yes to every proposal "soy sauce representatives" (jiàngyóu dàibiǎo 酱油代表). A mock news show on that year's Two Sessions described legislators who are either absent, passive, or who "review the proposals but never inquire about popular opinion and just sit around on the toilet waiting for inspiration to come to them."

See also Stupid Sessions.