Corruption government is failing to provide for and protect the people. Traditional terms for upright officials (Lianjie ), and corrupt officials (Tanguan Wuli ( ) are still used to describe Communist Party cadres.
The long march: Eating Shoes During the heroic Long March battered communist forces trudged for thousands of miles across China fleeing from Nationalist forces. Some soldiers reportedly survived by eating shoe leather. Some generous soldiers were said to have given their shoes to their comrades, thus consigning themselves to starvation.