People‘s Daily’s retired president‘s active social life garners attention

Oct 22, 2015, 08:45 am

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By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - When a person gets old and retire from full-time politics or economic front lines in China, he usually becomes outdated and old-fashion. There's nothing weird for him to spend the rest of his life solitarily. It goes same with those who once elevated as top leaders. Most of them are far from doing social work.

However, there are exceptions. Shao Huaze, who had served as president of the ruling Communist Party's official newspaper the People's Daily for 8 years, is a perfect example. Due to his active social life, he is often called as the top leadership of the party.

Shao Huaze is a retired president of the People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC). He is known to have more active social life in his old age days than when he was younger./ Source from search engine Baidu

According to press sources, he is keeping the spot as honorary director of Zhejiang Agriculture & Forestry University in his hometown Zhejiang to foster younger students. He is known to do some lectures occasionally for those who want to work in the journalism field.

In addition, he is also serving as honorary chairman of the All-China Journalists Association (ACJA), a well-established journalism organization with 300,000 members. Moreover, he had been employed at Peking University in the position of Head of Journalism School two years ago, proving that he has been living a busy social life since his retirement.

Former People's Daily president Shao Huaze writes calligraphy on ceramics./ Source from search engine Baidu

As a well-known calligrapher, Shao has been unstoppable doing work activities. According to sources, he pulls himself together to calm down for at least 2-3 hours a day for his calligraphic work.

Since he retired a deputy prime-minister level veteran, there is no financial difficulty at all. There's no one who would blame him for enjoying a peaceful life. However, he is living intensely just like he was in younger days. This is why Chinese are calling him a good example of a veteran.

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