Oldest person in China dies at 135

Ms Alimihan Seyiti died on Thursday at the age of 135 in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. PHOTO: 394HISTOIRES/TWITTER

URUMQI (XINHUA) - The oldest person in China, Ms Alimihan Seyiti, died on Thursday (Dec 16) at the age of 135 in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, local authorities said on Saturday.

Hailing from Komuxerik township of Shule county in Kashgar prefecture, she was born on June 25, 1886, according to the county's publicity department.

In 2013, she topped the list of China's oldest living persons issued by the China Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, formerly known as the Gerontological Society of China.

She had a very simple and regular daily life until her death.

She always ate on time and enjoyed basking in the sun in her yard. Sometimes, she helped look after her great-grandchildren.

Komuxerik is known as a "longevity town", with many elderly residents aged above 90.

The improvement of health services has partly contributed to their longevity.

The local government has provided medical services, free annual physical checks, and monthly advanced age subsidies for those aged above 60.

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