Lyu Xinhua was responding to a question about a former member of the Party's highest decision-making authority, during a news conference before the opening of the annual session of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
China is firmly resolved to fight corruption, and last year, 31 senior officials, some of them above ministerial level, were investigated for graft, Lyu said.
He said he has also read related media reports but refrained from elaborating.
"That's all I can say right now, and I think you understand what I mean," he said.
中国日报(China Daily)将吕新华这句经典的“你懂的”翻译成了I think you understand what I mean。这一神回应在现场被翻成了you know what I mean。