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Hainan has largest centenarians in China, reaches 2,083 by 2016

Updated: 2017-04-07 15:12:45

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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.

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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.

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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.