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The country's top procuratorial body recently called on procurators across the nation to learn from the example of a procurator in Tibet autonomous region whose devotion to duty won her respect from colleagues and the local community.
Jin Shuping, the late deputy chief procurator at the Chengguan district procuratorate in Lhasa, fell into a coma after having a brain hemorrhage during a work conference on Aug 2. She died on Sept 5 at the age of 48.
Jin Shuping (right), the late deputy chief procurator at the Chengguan district procuratorate in Lhasa, visits a local resident's home in 2005. She had a brain hemorrhage at work on Aug 2 and died on Sept 5, aged 48. [Fu Wei / Xinhua]
The Supreme People's Procuratorate honored Jin as "model procurator" on Feb 12 and called on procurators nationwide to learn from her devotion to her work.
Before falling into a coma, she suffered a nose bleed at work on July 29. After persuading her to seek medical attention, her colleagues suggested she should have a rest, but she refused.
Xie Yansheng, chief procurator of the Chengguan district procuratorate in Lhasa, asked two police officers to escort her to hospital, but she returned to work the next day, according to a report in the People's Daily.
Jin's mother is a Tibetan, while her father is Han. She had been working in Lhasa's plateau region, which has an altitude of 3,650 meters, since 1982.
Jin achieved fame in 1997 when she refused to show favoritism to her younger brother Jin Rong when she was investigating him.
Jin Rong, a policeman, had detained a suspect for questioning for four days, exceeding the statutory limit of two days.
After becoming aware of her brother's misdemeanor, she publicly criticized him for his violation of the regulations.
"I thought that my sister would turn a blind eye to the case, but she reported the case to the Lhasa judicial department and named me in connection with it," Jin Rong said.
Chimedrolgar, a 51-year-old woman in Chengguan district who had been beaten by her alcoholic husband for many years, said that she was grateful to Jin Shuping for persuading him to confront his alcohol addiction and for helping him to find a job in 2010.
Jin's colleague Yi Su recalled that she worked hard in 2009 to help four juvenile robbery suspects see the error of their ways.
Instead of having the youngsters arrested, she patiently taught them the importance of abiding by the law. Three of them later enrolled in colleges and their parents expressed their gratitude to her.
During the riots in Tibet on March 14, 2008, which left 19 people dead and many businesses, residences, shops and vehicles damaged or looted, Jin risked her life to bring food and water to the police.
Lu Gang, one of Jin's colleagues, told China Daily that she went without sleep to help the policemen maintain order during the riot.
"She has two children that are still at school, but she stuck to her post and had no time to go home for a break during the unrest, which deeply moved me," Lu said.
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