Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Mayoral Muddle



Shenanigans are afoot in the search for a new city mayor after the apparent suicide of the last one back in November 2015.

It has been reported that four vice-mayors have “resigned” and one is under investigation by the party discipline committee for being involved with “a married women”, presumably not his own wife.

Swearing-in ceremonies have also been held for what seem to be replacements.

It is easy to speculate as to why, three months after the loss of the last mayor, the city remains mayorless. Power struggles go on at every level. But we will never know for sure. Opaque isn’t strong enough a word.

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3 Responses to “Mayoral Muddle”

  1. David Says:

    Fascinating stuff .
    Interesting to be a fly along the corridors of power . Seems to be like pass the parcel with a smoking bomb . From what I read it seems this scenario is being played out all over the country .

    Never knew the clenched fist was the oath taking posture before .

  2. Matt W Says:

    LL will likely know better, but I believe it is how civilians are to salute the flag and national anthem in China. Much like how Americans hold their right hand over their heart.

  3. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    Indeed. Here they are promising to uphold the constitution. Which they won’t.

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