Chinese parliament

Chinese parliament
   a disorganized discussion group
   It would seem the converse of what happens in Beijing, where mute and subservient nominees appear only to be harangued at length by their masters:
    We call this stage of planning and preparation 'walk through, talk through', and operate a Chinese parliament while we're doing it. (McNab, 1993)

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