27-Year-Old Tsinghua Graduate Appointed Fujian Deputy Mayor

Li Shijun, a 27-year-old Tsinghua University graduate has been appointed Deputy Mayor of Longhai city in Fujian province, sparking suspicious by Chinese netizens.


From NetEase:

27-Year-Old Tsinghua Graduate Appointed Deputy Mayor of Fujian Province Longhai City

Southeast Web September 25th report — On September 22nd, the Longhai city government website published a list of people who would be new members of the municipal government leadership. On the list, the newly-appointed Cai Sanshe would be a member of the Longhai City Party Committee and day-to-day Deputy Mayor, while Li Shijun would be the Deputy Mayor. This reporter saw that Li Shijun was from Jiangsu province Nantong city, born 1987, is 27 years old this year, had graduated with a doctorate in Biology from the College of Life Sciences at Tsinghua University, joined the Chinese Communist Party in 2006 December, and began working in 2014 August. As it is understood, Li Shijun is was recruited to Longhai city under Fujian province’s “Recommended Student Policy” [a government policy that recruits top students from top universities for government assignments], and is presently in charge of the science and technology field, with a term of two years.

Comments from NetEase:

网易辽宁省大连市网友 ip:116.3.*.*

Young and promising, who is your father?

网易山东省济南市网友 ip:123.233.*.*

Tsinghua and PKU has graduates who are Deputy Mayors and those who raise pigs. Seems like reincarnation does require skill after all.

hanjiangxue1 [网易中国网友]:

A 27-year-old Deputy Mayor. Whoever is behind him sure is powerful.

民主自由公平 [网易黑龙江省哈尔滨市网友]:

The look of a corrupt official.

结满地瓜的石榴树 [网易北京市网友]:

I just want to meekly ask: What is the basis for a 27-year-old Tsinghua graduate being appointed the Deputy Mayor of Fujian province’s Longhai city? What qualifications does he have to be made Deputy Mayor? What work skills and experience? Appointed under what organizational procedures? Does his limited two-year term mean he is considered a “temporary worker“?

崬苝荖莰 [网易广东省东莞市网友]:

This person definitely doesn’t have any connections or background, and definitely an outstanding talent, a talent picked out from millions across the land, and definitely capable of leading the people to riches and happiness.

撸管没 [网易广东省梅州市网友]:

Lanxiang is no worse than Tsinghua.

tommead2 [网易广东省深圳市网友]:

Two new “all’s”: All leaders are corrupt; all leaders lie.


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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