Last time when I saw Jiazhi Xu, 78, he looked exhausted and a bit weak. Although he was dressed up as usual, he didn’t perform as much as he used to. When he got home, he threw himself to bed and said, “I am so tired. I am getting old.”
Tonight I called to ask how Xu and his colleagues were doing and was told Xu left for Dongguan the other day. His daughter came to pick him up because he had a heart disease. Over a month ago, one of their colleagues, Yanqin Zhang left the coup also because of a health problem. The three who still stay are planning to leave for home soon. Little by little this Opera coup shrinks. I hope it won’t disappear.
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