What do you know about LNP candidate and sex offender Lu Lingzi?
A man who claims he is a member of the political party, who has been linked to a series of sex abuse allegations in the past, has announced his candidacy in the state’s parliament.
Lu Lingzhi, who was the Governor of Nanjing, was convicted of two counts of sexual assault on a girl aged 13, and was given a suspended sentence in 2014.
Lu’s candidacy is being supported by the Nanjing Women’s Association and the Nanjiang Women’s Group.
Lu’s campaign said on its website that the party would “take action” against people who are promoting sex crimes and that it would introduce the first criminal law for sexual assault against minors in China.
The statement also criticised the media for focusing on the fact that Lu was a member of the party, which is banned in the country.
“We must continue to push the limits of morality and accept the fact we are in a new stage in history.
We must never forget that sex crimes are committed against children, regardless of whether it is a man, woman, or child,” it read.
Nanjing is home to one of the largest Chinese populations in the world, with more than 11 million people.