The Chinese Communist Party mourns the death of Shen Jilan, known as the longest-server voting puppet in the so-called “National People’s Congress”. The Chinese netizens said that she served from the first to the “last” session each year without missing a single one. Her death signifies a closure of her career and of the CCP’s reign in China.
Shen Jilan (Chinese: 申纪兰; December 1929 – 28 June 2020) was a Chinese politician serving the Communist Party of China. She was chosen by the CCP as a representative in Congress. She was not elected by the Chinese people, because all congressmen and congresswomen in China were handpicked by the CCP to put on a show for the country.
Her legacy is that she was elected to the 1st National People’s Congress in 1954, and had been re-elected for all the subsequent sittings of the National People’s Congress over the next 65 years, the only person to have done so perhaps in human history. She is famous for being the world’s longest-serving “voting puppet” in China.
Her death marks the end of an era when the CCP controls every aspect of China. The Chinese netizens thinks that the CCP’s fake congress will end along with Shen Jilan.