Yuan Lin will be in charge of science and technology as deputy mayor of Fuqing – a city of 1.4 million people. Photo: Handout Yuan Lin will be in charge of science and technology as deputy mayor of Fuqing – a city of 1.4 million people. Photo: Handout
Yuan Lin will be in charge of science and technology as deputy mayor of Fuqing – a city of 1.4 million people. Photo: Handout

Chinese city names new deputy mayor – and she doesn’t fit the mould

  • Appointment of 28-year-old Yuan Lin has divided opinion online, with some questioning whether she is qualified for the role and others calling for more women in politics
  • Provinces are seeking graduates from top universities for government jobs

Topic |   China Society
Yuan Lin will be in charge of science and technology as deputy mayor of Fuqing – a city of 1.4 million people. Photo: Handout Yuan Lin will be in charge of science and technology as deputy mayor of Fuqing – a city of 1.4 million people. Photo: Handout
Yuan Lin will be in charge of science and technology as deputy mayor of Fuqing – a city of 1.4 million people. Photo: Handout
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