[translation] “How shall I proceed?” In late August, 33-year-old Lu Banglie wrote to the outside world. Four months ago, Lu was elected as the new director of Baoyuesi village, Zhijiang City, Hubei Province and he has encountered many setbacks after assuming his post.
The letter said: “Since taking the path to defend people’s rights, I have never regretted or retreated. But today, having accomplished something, I actually don’t know how to proceed! I don’t want to be a deserter. But what can I do other than desert?”
At the replacement election of village director on April 20, 2004, Lu Banglie got 80% of the votes and won by an absolute majority. Prior to that, Lu had initiated a ‘movement’ to successfully remove the previous village director. Thus, he is regarded as a director who won his post by being a ‘rebel.’