According to a recent news report from China News Service, China’s number-two official newswire, CCP discipline inspectors are now looking into a recent “tailor-made” job advertisement posted by a county-level government in Fujian’s Ningde City (宁德市). The job advertisement in question, posted for a government position in Pingnan County (屏南县), specified that the right job candidate would have “obtained a master’s degree overseas, specialize in international accounting, have college English band four, possess residency papers from Pingnan County, be female, and under the age of 25.” The advertisement quickly created a sensation online, where Chinese Internet users pointed out that “only the daughter of XX leader in Pingnan would be qualified for the position.” In this cartoon, posted by the Kunming-based studio Yuan Jiao Man’s Space (圆觉漫时空) to, a young woman whose legs end in an official stamp, a symbol of public office, admires herself in the mirror as her father, a government official, looks on in admiration, giving the thumbs-up.

David Bandurski

CMP Director

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