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酱油委员 (jiàng yóu wěi yuán): soy sauce committee members
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酱油委员 (jiàngyóu wěiyuán): soy sauce committee members
  
The term “soy sauce committee members” is derived from the phrase [[getting soy sauce | "get soy source"]]: One who is “getting soy sauce” is just listening as a spectator, without making substantive comments or contributions.
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Derived from the phrase [[getting soy sauce | "get soy sauce"]]: One who is “getting soy sauce” is just listening as a spectator, without making substantive comments or contributions.
  
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 powerless.  This is highlighted by the fact that most proposals, such as those in the 2011 session were supported by over 99% of the votes cast.   
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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 powerless.  This is highlighted by the fact that many proposals are supported by over 99% of the votes cast.   
  
During the 2011 [http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Lianghui Two Sessions], people dubbed the 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] makes fun of the two sessions and makes reference to the “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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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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中文 Chinese Definition:
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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”。
  
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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[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]

Revision as of 03:30, 14 March 2012

酱油委员 (jiàngyóu wěiyuán): soy sauce committee members

Derived from the phrase "get soy sauce": One who is “getting soy sauce” is just listening as a spectator, without making substantive comments or contributions.

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 powerless. This is highlighted by the fact that many proposals are supported by over 99% of the votes cast.

During the 2011 Two Sessions, people dubbed committee members who did nothing beside apply their rubber stamp “soy sauce representatives.” 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.”

中文 Chinese Definition: 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”。