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[[File:酱油委员.jpg|200px|thumb|right|Gold medalist and soy sauce committee member [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/liu-xiang/ Liu Xiang]. (Source: [http://www.baike.com/wiki/%E9%85%B1%E6%B2%B9%E5%A7%94%E5%91%98 baike.com])]][https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_stamp_(politics) Rubber stamp] at the annual National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, also known as the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/two-sessions/ Two Sessions].
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[[File:酱油委员.jpg|200px|thumb|right|Gold medalist and soy sauce committee member [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/liu-xiang/ Liu Xiang]. (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]).
  
Passive observation is known as [[get soy sauce|getting soy sauce]]. Many Chinese citizens have complained that the structure and bloated size of the National People's Congress render most of its members powerless—there are over 3,000 members, including professional athletes, celebrities, and other non-politicians. 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 describes  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 Two Sessions, netizens dubbed committee members who said yes to every proposal "soy sauce representatives" (''jiàngyóu dàibiǎo'' 酱油代表), a term interchangeable with "soy sauce committee member." A mock news show on that year's Two Sessions describes  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]." Soy sauce committee members may 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]).
 
  
 
See also [[Stupid Sessions]].
 
See also [[Stupid Sessions]].
  
 
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[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]][[Category:Party and State]]

Revision as of 23:40, 3 March 2016

jiàngyóu wěiyuán 酱油委员

Gold medalist and soy sauce committee member Liu Xiang. (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 describes 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.