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Zhejiang Entrepreneur Holds 5 Million RMB Funeral For Mother

Crowds of people at the site of the memorial ceremony.
Crowds of people at the site of the memorial ceremony.
March 4th morning, Zhejiang province Wenling city Xinhe Middle School sports field, a local entrepreneur holds a funeral for his mother. Parked on the sports field are a large amount of luxury cars, and there were 20 music bands alone. The site was covered with carpeting, there were thousands of flower wreaths, even cannons for gun salutes, and 8 cameras alone for filming. The relatives and company employees who came to pay their condolences numbered several thousand, and after adding the onlooking crowds, there were more than ten thousand people. It was revealed the the cost of the entire funeral was around 5 million, arguably the most grand funeral in the history of Wenling city. The passing of the funeral procession caused traffic jams.
March 4th morning, Zhejiang province Wenling city Xinhe Middle School sports field, a local entrepreneur holds a funeral for his mother. Parked on the sports field are a large amount of luxury cars, and there were 20 music bands alone. The site was covered with carpeting, there were thousands of flower wreaths, even cannons for gun salutes, and 8 cameras alone for filming. The relatives and company employees who came to pay their condolences numbered several thousand, and after adding the onlooking crowds, there were more than ten thousand people. It was revealed the the cost of the entire funeral was around 5 million, arguably the most grand funeral in the history of Wenling city. The passing of the funeral procession caused traffic jams.

A few days ago, we reported about a Chinese man who built an extravagant cemetery and tomb for his father only to have it later torn down by the local government. Today, we have…

From NetEase & Mop:

Zhejiang Wenling wealthy individual spends 5 million [RMB] to hold an extravagant funeral

March 4th, in Wenling of Zhejiang province, a local entrepreneur held an extravagant funeral for his mother. The site of the memorial ceremony had carpeting laid down, thousands of floral wreaths, and many luxury cars parked. The number of relatives and company employees who came to express their condolences numbered in the thousands. and when combined with the crowds of onlookers, the total people numbered in the tens of thousands. It was revealed the the funeral costs reached around 5 million [RMB].

Crowds of people at the site of the memorial ceremony.
Crowds of people at the site of the memorial ceremony.
The Lincoln stretched limousines and 16 cannons for the gun salutes.
The Lincoln stretched limousines and 16 cannons for the gun salutes.
Many luxury cars parked at the site.
Many luxury cars parked at the site.
The stretched Lincoln limousines at parked on the Wenling city Xinhe Middle School large sports field.
The stretched Lincoln limousines at parked on the Wenling city Xinhe Middle School large sports field.
Two LCD display vehicles broadcasting images of the deceased before her death.
Two LCD display vehicles broadcasting images of the deceased before her death.
A large group of company employees participating in the mourning.
A large group of company employees participating in the mourning.
Over 20 bands participated in the memorial service.
Over 20 bands participated in the memorial service.
Massive crowds of people at the site of the memorial service.
Massive crowds of people at the site of the memorial service.
The extravagant funeral procession prepares to depart.
The extravagant funeral procession prepares to depart.
A film camera at the site of the memorial service.
A film camera at the site of the memorial service.
The luxurious vehicle procession prepares to move out.
The luxurious vehicle procession prepares to move out.
Curious bystanders watch the extravagant funeral.
Curious bystanders watch the extravagant funeral.
Crowds of people at the site of the memorial ceremony.
Crowds of people at the site of the memorial ceremony.

Comments from NetEase:

网易上海市徐汇区网友:

Why hold such bullshit inside a school????????

网易北京市网友:

Is this necessary? So extravagant and wasteful, wouldn’t it be better to just let the old person peacefully depart? Wouldn’t using this 5 million RMB to establish a fund to help even more people be even better thing to do for the old person?

网易山东省枣庄市市中区网友:

Typical nouveau riche, your decline [downfall] is not far now.

网易重庆市网友:

The saddest thing in life is to die before spending all your money.

网易山东省济南市网友:

A filial son, deserving of praise.

网易江苏省苏州市网友:

Faint, how is him earning money to spend on his mother reason for you guys to be so hostile?
Project Hope schools. Project Hope schools are the responsibility of everyone, regardless of whether you have money or not, everyone can go assist in building Project Hop schools, but have you helped before?
Moreover, how do you know him spending money on his mother’s funeral procession means they haven’t contributed to society before, or is all the money they earn only allowed to be spend building Project Hope schools, to be donated out? If so, may I ask how many people will still be willing to go make money, unable to spend the money they themselves earn? If it were you, what would you do? Not have a funeral for your mother, and instead go build Project Hope schools? It is simply not logical, yet you guys insist on mixing the two together. How people who have money spend their money is their business. If you have the heart, you can donate your wages every month, 10% shouldn’t be too much.

网易浙江省杭州市网友:

According to your logic, if Bill Gates died, should the United Nations conference room be booked for the funeral?

网易福建省宁德市网友:

Spend money when you have it, otherwise a few years later it will become waste paper.

网易广东省东莞市网友:

I don’t have to look to know that this was done by some lousy Zhejiang person!
Couldn’t you guys do something good, something useful?
Zhejiang people are now notorious internationally, truly shameless and selfish to the extreme!
You guys extort the wealth of the people of the interior to go abroad to do business only to lose money. The face of and the reputations of the country’s people have all been tarnished by you people…..
You guys can say I hate the rich, but what I hate are you blood-suckers who outrageously waste the wealth that you have swindled!
May the entire family of whoever deletes this comment all suddenly die tonight!

网易浙江省杭州市手机网友:

You who TMD don’t have the ability to give your mother a grand funeral, what the hell are you screaming about here?! What swindling?! Zhejiang people are well-known for being smart and business-minded! Even if it is swindling, you can choose not to choose Zhejiang products! If you were cheated, then it can only be said you were stupid/foolish! For being so easily cheated! One Zhejiang person doesn’t represent all Zhejiang people! I’m a Zhejiang person! But I too don’t approve of what that entrepreneur did! And what the hell is cursing the entire family of whoever deletes your comment to all suddenly die?! Aren’t you more disgusting that the blood-suckers you mentioned?! I despise disgusting people like you!

What do you think about this funeral? Is it “wrong”? Is it “admirable”? Or is it none of your business?

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Scene of the extravagant memorial service.
Scene of the extravagant memorial service.

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