Xi’an executive vice mayor resigned from Shaanxi NPC  

News: Xi’an CCPSC member and Executive Vice Mayor Lv Jian (吕健) resigned from  Shaanxi NPC today.

Quick Take: A Shaanxi local, Lv’s political career is completely based in the province since 1996. He became a CCPSC member of his home city Xi’an in 2012, and was appointed Xi’an Executive Vice Mayor in July 2016. Lv’s resignation is very likely related to the province’s notorious Qinling illegal villa construction scandal in July 2018, which has already caused a number of ousters and demotions, including former Shaanxi Party Secretary Zhao Zhengyong (赵正永) who was taken down in January 2019.