torsdag 11. juli 2019

Xi Jinping says anti-corruption campaign is no excuse to be 'lazy'

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told officials not to use his signature anti-corruption campaign as an excuse to slack off and avoid difficult decisions, according to Chinese state media. Speaking at a meeting of senior party leaders Tuesday, Xi said local officials had to take the hard decisions and "hot potatoes," while remaining "incorruptible, responsible and hard-working."

"Officials should carry out the standards for cadres in the new era ... Ensure that they are not doing useless work, are not idle, doing nothing but eating all day, and are not being inattentive and lazy," Xi said, according to state-run media outlet Xinhua.