A: It’s said that the government will carry out some plans on wage control.
B: They are just flying a kite.
A: What do you mean?
B: If the public apposes it strongly, the government will drop it’s plan.
fly a kite
Kite 除了有“風箏”的意思，還可以表示“試探性行動”。Fly a kite的意思即為：試探輿論，其英文解釋為：to make a suggestion in order to see what other people think about your idea。
e.g. Some members of the government flew a kite about wage control on television.
e.g. I'm just flying a kite, really, but do you think there would be any demand for a course on European art?
e.g. There seem to be no objections to carry out the plan.
e.g. He is a responsible person and can be trusted to carry out the plan.
e.g. It's the first time the painting has been displayed to the public.
e.g. Because of the heavy rain, the public meeting has been declared off.
It is said that… 據說
e.g. It is said that the police monitored his phone calls during that period.
e.g. It is said that his discourses were very soul-moving.