On the 6th, after the Qingming Festival holiday in China, a cemetery in Changzhou City in Jiangsu Province was controversial on the Chinese Internet.
A netizen posted a picture of the graveyard saying that signs such as ``Executive Zone (幹部區)'' and ``Overseas Chinese Zone (華僑區)'' were installed.
Netizens, who saw this, criticized "Is there any better person even after death", "Wouldn't everyone be equal when they die," and "I can understand because the executives always have to hold meetings." And poured out ridicule.
As the controversy grew, the cemetery management department came up with an explanation.
The cemetery was established in 1984, and there were the Hoemin (Huei, Muslim) districts and the Overseas Chinese districts.
After that, cremation was fully implemented and many ashes were buried in this cemetery under the initiative of the government.
In the process, there was a place where the remains of the executives were buried, and the residents called it an executive district, and this year, when it was changed to a park cemetery, signs were made according to the habits of the past.
The department in charge said it would remove the misleading sign and give it a different name.
There were many Chinese netizens who accepted clarifications, but some expressed disbelief, saying, "You should check the feng shui in the cadres' area" and "In housing distribution and medical care, discrimination between the executives and the common people is severe."
In addition, recently, the Foreign Minister Wang Yi wrote a remark that aimed at the United States, saying, "China does not admit that there is a better country than others in the world," or, "Will you say that this is also due to the mistakes of employees?"
Prior to this controversy, a similar thing happened last month in Nanning City, Guangxi Province.
During the planting event, the local government has set up a'preparatory leader's drinking water area' and put a large sign in front of it.
A video of the leaders wearing white gloves next to the signboard and the people taking pictures and practicing next to the sign were circulated on the Internet, and when criticism came out saying, "Is planting trees also graded?" the government said, "The staff in charge understands the work. Was not thorough. We are sorry for causing our business mistakes and negative effects,” he explained.
However, this clarification brought more controversy.
Netizens criticized "Would the employee have made the decision to put up the sign alone" and "Typical bureaucracy and cutting the tail," and state CCTV also pointed out that "if the leaders in the field thought there was a problem, they should have taken action."
In China's socialist system, which emphasizes the status and role of the Communist Party and the government, the phenomenon of'government standard', which puts the government at the center, is a deeply rooted problem.
In the case of the former chairman of Huarong Asset Management Corporation, Lai Shao-min, who received a bribe of 300 billion won while in office, sometimes leading to serious corruption, Guan Ertai (second generation of bureaucrats) and Tsuen Er. It also appeared as a hierarchical hereditary phenomenon to the extent that there is a saying that it is a tai (second generation of power).
Accordingly, President Xi Jinping has been pushing for a policy to eradicate corruption since he took office, and has put more emphasis on the service of the party and the government to the people.
However, it remains to be seen whether we can properly respond to the complaints of the general public, which is growing due to the gap between the government and the government, corruption, and the gap between the rich and the poor.