People’s Daily published a commentary criticizing some government officials who passively resist the anti-corruption by sitting idle without actively carrying out their duties.
“Being active at work is one’s responsibility. ‘Not taking action as an official’ is dereliction of duty. Given the situation of high pressure from anti-corruption, some of the party members and cadres appear, on the surface, as if they do not dare to be corrupt. However, being “afraid and not doing anything’ is, in fact, opposing the Central Government’s strong anti-corruption policy. It is a kind of soft opposition, using ‘fear’ as an excuse for ‘not taking action.’”