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More than 17,000 Centenarians in China
CNA
3/16/2004



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TAIPEI - The latest statistics from the China National Committee of Aging show that for the first time the number of centenarians in China exceeded 17,000 and broke the previous record.

According to the Yangcheng Evening News, as the economy in China develops, the number of centenarians increases with the improvement of living conditions and medical treatment.

Until the end of last year, the number of centenarians in Beijing alone reached 257, three of them being over 110 years old. According to experts, besides the improvements in living conditions, having a happy family, a regular daily routine, a mild temper and an open-mind are all conducive to longevity.

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