An 86-year-old man Hebei is dedicating 100 years of his life to the Communist Party, at least in membership dues.
Zhao Jianfan has paid 20,000 RMB in membership fees to his local Communist Party office in Tangshan, Hebei. This amount is equivalent to 100 years of monthly membership fees.
Even after his death, therefore, Zhao will be counted as a “spiritual member” of the party.
The man told Guangming Daily, a state publication, that “[The party] has given me too much, and what I gave in return was too meager.”
Zhao even gave up purchasing a cemetery plot to fulfill his desire. The younger generation probably won’t be jumping aboard this crazy ship any time soon.