On Twitter, Radio Free Asia Chinese has posted an ad shared by the 301 Hospital, a Beijing institution catering to PLA officers and top officials, for a project aimed at maintaining the health and and extending the longevity of Party leaders. In the tweet, RFA explains that the ad for medical services for top leaders was circulating on WeChat, and that the text at the end of the ad mentions that the “981 Health Project for Leaders” was launched in 2005, with the goal of extending leaders’ lifespans to 150 years. The ad was blocked on WeChat on Monday. CDT has translated the ad in full:
周日大陆微信疯传一条“981首长健康工程”广告，介紹只为中共最高领导层而设的医疗服务，广告又称由2005年启动的“981首长健康工程”，以把寿命延长至150岁为目标，周一广告已被屏蔽。理由是 “不当使用国家机关、工作人员的名义或形象。” pic.twitter.com/aLF3XPtI0L
— 自由亚洲电台 (@RFA_Chinese) September 16, 2019
From the founding of the country to this day, healthcare for the country’s leaders has made great progress.
Through more than 60 years of discovery and implementation, an integrated system has been created encompassing medicine, healthcare, and rehabilitation.
Key areas of focus include the prevention of cancer, cardio-cerebral vascular diseases, aging, chronic disease management, organ regeneration, and healthy lifestyles.
It is a unique system that merges the essence of Chinese health regimen and advanced Western medical technology with significant practical results as shown by data.
The average life expectancy of Chinese leaders is far higher than the average life expectancy of leaders in the developed nations of the West. According to statistics from 2008, the average life expectancy of Chinese leaders reached 88 years of age.
China’s healthcare system for the country’s leaders is the world’s top healthcare system. It is highly effective and validated through practice.
[981 Project; 150 Years of Longevity to Resist Dying] [Chinese]
The healthcare enjoyed by China’s leaders, as advertised in the deleted ad, stands in stark contrast to the system available to regular citizens: earlier this year, a blood plasma-derived medical product was revealed to be tainted with HIV antibodies, and news emerged (and was the subject of censorship directives) that dozens of children had been given expired polio vaccines–just the latest vaccine scandal to hit China in recent years.
Translation by Cindy.