Here, making a will is no longer a taboo: more and more people choose to write the last secret of their life when they are conscious.
Chinese Testament Library Beijing first registration center. Shangguan cloud photography
Liu Rong, 72 years old, has a good family. He has only one daughter. His son in law is very good. And a very clever granddaughter.
In her spare time, she likes to travel with her wife, especially on a cruise ship. Both of them occasionally discussed with half jokes. After they died, they did not buy cemeteries and scattered ashes into the sea.
Happy life, filial piety. Whoever sees it, she does not have to make a will in advance.
But Liu Rong is different from many of his elderly people.
Ive been suffering from cancer for ten years, and Im not in good health. She talked to the children about the distribution of her estate early, and decided to leave the house to her granddaughter. The old couple thought about giving their daughter, but they gave up the idea after thinking about the high divorce rate in recent years.
In the First Registration Center of Beijing, the Chinese Testament Bank, there is a mailbox with the words Happy Delivery. Shangguan cloud photography
She is not shy of mentioning death, not shy of making a will: before birth to explain the things after death, children less trouble. There is no way for people to live or die. Li Yong is only 50 years old.
A mailbox with the word happy slow delivery. Shangguan cloud photography
Liu Rong is talking about the famous anchor who died just now.
Consultation, appointment... After finishing the process of making wills, Liu Rong and his wife took a picture and left it as a souvenir.
She asked if she could donate her body after she died, not just to contribute to medicine, My cornea is for someone else, how good it is for him to see the world for me.
To make a will is sometimes a weapon for the elderly to fight against their children.
People should live longer than seventy. But the life of Zhang Tongxi, the old man, is still getting on. All year round, no matter where he is, he has to carry with him his house property card, identity card and almost all other proofs, which are tantamount to fleeing.
This is to prevent a filial son.
Zhang Tongxi has two sons. One of them has always wanted to sell his old fathers house for money. In order to get a real estate certificate, he has to grab it.
These actions make the old mans mood rather depressed. He was always worried that after his death, all his property was stolen by his son. If this matter is not handled properly, I will die without closing my eyes.
Zhang Tongxi heard that if a person makes a will, the disposal of his legacy after his death must first be carried out according to the will. If there is no will, he will be inherited according to the law.
In 2013, he made a will, leaving no legacy for the filial son. I also want to force my son to support himself in this way.
The Beijing first registration center of the Chinese Testament Library is full of people. Shangguan cloud photography
A will, cold and warm
For a long time, the staff of the Chinese Testament Bank have met too many Liu Rong and Zhang Tongxi, and they are also used to the joys and sorrows behind the will.
An old lady has three daughters. Three people often go to see their mother together. They can spare a table for mahjong. As the age increases, the old man plans to make a will. After a hundred years, the three houses under his name will be distributed to three daughters, and no one will lose.
But she didnt realize that when the wind blew out, every daughter sneaked to her old mother with someone else on her back, trying to ask the old man to leave the most valuable house for herself in his will.
The original and friendly family could not play mahjong again.
There are also old ladies in their nineties who tremble to make a will and copy it twice before passing it. They are so tired that they lie on the bench. In order to enable a daughter far away to get a legally valid will. In this way, the daughter will inherit the estate smoothly after her death.
Never use interest to test human nature; but always believe in the most basic warmth of the heart. This is the conclusion of a staff member of the Chinese testamentary library.
DATA GRAPH: Prior to this, Shanghai notarization industry launched the public welfare service monthly activity of Free Wills Preservation and Wills Notarization for the Elderly. Yuan Jing, China News Agency
Not paying attention to wills and making wills is not rigorous, which has great influence on family harmony. Many old people are worried about their own affairs. Chen Kai, director and lawyer of the Chinese Testament Bank Management Committee, concluded that the need for testaments is like a volcano under the ash.
The last secret of lifes journey
By the end of September 2018, nearly 140,000 people had been consulted and about 110,000 will had been registered and kept in the Chinese Testament Bank. At present, in Beijing No. 1 Registration Center of the Chinese Testament Bank, the number of people who make an appointment to make a will has been scheduled to April 2020.
On every working day, this cottage is almost full of people.
It takes about two hours to complete a set of procedures, such as identity verification, Testament consultation, Testament copying, spiritual assessment, registration and video recording. A maximum of 25 to 30 elderly people aged 60 years and over can do Testament registration in one day.
Age is the root cause of the fluctuation: some old people have poor writing ability and can not complete the will copying; some old people are not clear enough to pass the mental assessment smoothly.
Why dont you make a will sooner? Every time this happens, the staff face is filled with helplessness.
A blank happy message card. Shangguan cloud photography
All kinds of reality, let more and more people change their minds, no longer regard making a will as cursing me to die, but choose to explain the will before and after death, to avoid possible trouble.
Chen Kai said that although the majority of testators are silver-haired, the proportion of young people is also increasing. People are faced with a more calm attitude towards death when they do not know when. In Beijing No. 1 Registration Center of the Chinese Testament Bank, there is a mailbox with the words happy slow delivery. Many elderly people will write a happy message card in hand and deliver it after they have made their will. Sometimes it says the testators relief for the hardships of life; sometimes it says the tender words they never uttered in their lives. Reporters found that the three most frequently used words in the message cards are happiness, happiness and health, which are also their last and most sincere wishes to their relatives. (At the request of the respondents, Liu Rong and Zhang Tongxi are aliased.) Source of this article: Author of China News Network: Shangguanyun Responsible Editor: Jike_b6492
Chen Kai said that although the majority of testators are silver-haired, the proportion of young people is also increasing. People are faced with a more calm attitude towards death when they do not know when.
In Beijing No. 1 Registration Center of the Chinese Testament Bank, there is a mailbox with the words happy slow delivery. Many elderly people will write a happy message card in hand and deliver it after they have made their will.
Sometimes it says the testators relief for the hardships of life; sometimes it says the tender words they never uttered in their lives.
Reporters found that the three most frequently used words in the message cards are happiness, happiness and health, which are also their last and most sincere wishes to their relatives. (according to the request of the petitioners, Liu Rong and Zhang Tongxi are alias).