Asahi to shoot documentary about centenarians

March 15, 2006

Asahi to shoot documentary about centenarians 2006-02-22 14:38:08

HAIKOU, Feb. 22 (Xinhuanet) — A 17-member crew from Japan’s TV Asahi has arrived in Sanya City of the southernmost China’s island province of Hainan to shoot a documentary about centenarians living here.

In addition to Sanya, a well-know tourist resort, the crew of TV Asahi will go to Li-Miao Autonomous County of Baoting to cover the life of centenarians.

The Li and Miao are two of China’s 55 minority ethnic groups.

The TV feature will be broadcast in Japan on March 18.

Statistics showed that Hainan reported 420 centenarians by July 15, 2005, indicating an increase of 25 percent over 2002. The ratio of the centenarians on the island stands at 0.53 for every 10,000 people.

In China, if the ratio between centenarians and every 10,000 people reached 0.3 in a region, then it can be called a “region of longevity.” Enditem


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