The Liaoning delegation to the National People’s Congress dissolved last week with the revelation that almost half of the delegates had gotten their seats in a vote-buying scandal. While the NPC is a rubber-stamp legislature, membership offers leverage in the worlds of politics and business.
Cartoonist My Name is Police Chief (我的名字叫警长) imagines one former delegate from the northeastern province high-tailing it to his friend Two-Dog’s apartment. Two-Dog’s roommates, Police Chief and Deadfish, size up the new arrival. At first, they think the “refugee” faces famine back home. He does, in a way, just not an alimentary one:
Translation by Nick.