March 28, 2010

CHINA: A Golden Oldie

. BEIJING, China / Global Times / Life / Odd Enough / March 28, 2010 A 117-year-old woman who lives in a nursing home in Tai Po is the oldest person in Hong Kong and possibly the oldest in the world. According to the Ming Pao Daily News, Cheung Kwai-mui was born on January 4, 1893. She has a daughter, two sons, eight grandsons and four great grandsons. Her favorite activity is singing old Chinese folk songs. Illustrative photo of Tai Po in Hong Kong A supercentenarian is considered verified if their claim has been accepted by an international body that specifically deals in longevity research, such as the Gerontology Research Group or the Guinness Book of World Records. The verified oldest living person currently is 113-year-old Walter Breuning from Montana in the United States who was born on September 21, 1896. [rc] Source: Xinhua