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Man, 114, has 112 descendants

By Huang Jin (People's Daily Online)    08:49, October 30, 2015
Man, 114, has 112 descendants
Wang poses for photo with his family. (Photo/People's Daily Online)

Wang Lisheng, born in January 1901, lives in east China's Jiangxi province. He got married at the age of 24 and his wife gave birth to 11 children, of which six are alive. He has 112 descends of 4 generations, with the youngest great-grandson being only 5.

Relying on a crutch, Wang can walk properly. With a clear mind, he loves to chat with people. He can take care of himself. Vegetable, rice and pasta are his favorable food. Children love to play with him when they are at home.

Wang has lived a simple life. He worked as a tailor for 37 years and has done all the farm work since he was 56. According to Wang, his longevity cannot be separated from his optimistic attitude towards life and his love for labor.


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(Editor:Huang Jin,Bianji)

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