A sleepy village in central Anhui province has happened upon a novel way of attracting more tourists into town.
In order to draw potential visitors’ attention to the picturesque scenery around the quiet village, town leaders recently approved a publicity photo shoot starring Jiulonggang’s deputy village chief, and prettiest cadre, a twentysomething named Wang Xue.
The pics have since gone viral on Chinese social media; however, it seems that not many people are noticing the rustic charm of the village’s abandoned factories and stairways.
“Before I come, I need to know, do you have a boyfriend?” one netizen wondered, as others agreed that residents of Jiulonggang were very lucky to have such an attractive public official.
Anyway, this at least seems like a better idea than inviting monkeys into town.
[Images via NetEase]