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Senior Party member Zhang Xiangwen from Xianning among “Jingchu Role Model” July list
http://English.xianning.gov.cn 18-07-26
 

  XIANNING - Yesterday, the “Jingchu Role Model” July list was revealed. 8 models are selected out in the whole province, and Zhang Xiangwen, 83, a kind-hearted Party member from Chibi, recommend by the Propaganda Department of Xianning Municipal Party Committee, made the list.

  Zhang is a retired worker from the Tansu Community, Puqi, Chibi, 83 years old, who has kept on making donations for several decades, with a total amount of several hundred thousand yuan.

  In June, 1951, Zhang participated in the War to Resist the U.S Aggression and Aid North Korea. In 1984, he was allocated to work in the Puqi county (today’s Chibi city) carbon product plant. In 1986, he donated 280 yuan saved by pinching and scraping to the construction of local martyrs cemetery with the respect for martyrs. His monthly salary was only several tens of yuan back then.

  In 1990, Zhang served as a doorman and warehouse watcher after having retired, and he didn't quitted working until the varicose veins in his left leg forced him to rest at home. People often see him dragging his crippled legs and walking lamely to buy steamed buns as his meal. There were always someone who persuading him into going to the hospital as soon as possible, he just smiled disapprovingly.

  In 1998, after he learnt about the severe flood disasters in many places across the country through TV programs, he donated 1500 yuan which was used to cover his medical charges. Later, when he knew that Yancheng city, Jiangsu province had suffered from tornado, he donated 6000 yuan without any hesitation.

  On May 12th, 2008, a devastating earthquake occurred in Wenchuan county, Sichuan province, and Zhang contributed 3000 yuan that he had saved in his daily life to the earthquake-stricken areas on the third day. In the following months, he donated a total amount of 4000 yuan in succession. We should know that for a senior man who only has a monthly income of 2000 yuan, it is quite difficult to accumulate 7000 yuan.

  There is a full leather suitcase of return receipts of remittance and donation certificates in Zhang’s home, which is the witness of his kindness. His life is not very well off: his only daughter has been laid off for years, what's even worse, his left leg has started to fester, which can only be controlled by injections and medicines. But Zhang is very optimistic and full of confidence towards life, and he said, “Compared to those comrades who perished in the war, I’m fortunate enough. So long as I’m capable, I will continue making contributions to the society.” By Pang Yun and Shi Rui (www.xnnews.com.cn)


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