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囫囵吞枣 | hú lún tūn zǎo

In his February 13 speech to high level provincial leaders on the topic of the 18th Party Congress 6th Plenum spirit, Xi Jinping told leaders to read every word of the 6th Plenum’s 《关于新形势下党内政治生活的若干准则》and《中国共产党党内监督条例》and carefully study their meanings. It is almost unbelievable that there might be officials in China who have not carefully read these documents yet…our suggested approach would be to be able to quote from them on a regular basis.

MEANING

To read something without actually understanding it (literally, to swallow a date whole)

ORIGINAL

《准则》、《条例》每句话都有深刻内涵和明确指向,都不是可有可无的。大家要反复学习、反复思考、反复对照,不能大而化之、囫囵吞枣。

SOURCE

http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2017-02/13/c_1120459366.htm

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