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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.


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




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