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Monday, March 01, 2004

Must be the Jiaodzi (dumplings)

BEIJING, March 1 (Xinhuanet) --
The number of centenarians in China has climbed past 17,000, hitting a record high, according to the latest statistics from the China National Committee on Aging.

By the end of 2003, Beijing alone boasted 257 centenarians, with three of them over 110 years old, a rise of 57 over 2001.

Female centenarians account for approximately 80 percent of thetotal, including three aged over 110 years old, and 209 centenarians, or 84.6 percent of the total, are urbanites, according to statistics of the Beijing Municipal Committee on Aging.

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