Hainan has largest centenarians in China, reaches 2,083 by 2016
Hainan has the largest population of citizens over 100 years old in China. As of July 2016, the number of centenarians in Hainan was 2,083. The most long-lived person on the island is 116.
As a tropical coastal tourism destination in China, Sanya is blessed with an extremely pleasant climate and a good ecological environment. According to the latest statistics, 9.73 people in 100,000 in Sanya are over 100 years of age.
Sanya’s social welfare department has rolled out a new old-age allowance policy for local residents aged 80 or older.
Starting from March 2017, the old-age allowance policy grants different levels of old-age allowance on a monthly basis to elderly residents aged 80 or older.
Under the plan, senior residents aged between 80 and 89 will get an old-age allowance of RMB 175 per month; those aged between 90 and 99 will be granted RMB 300 monthly; and those aged 100 and above will be granted RMB 1,000 monthly.