Chen Zhongbo on his 109th birthday.
|Birth:||18 August 1910|
Sichuan, Qing dynasty (now China)
|Age:||110 years, 300 days|
Chen Zhongbo was allegedly born on 18 August 1910 by solar calendar in Sichuan, Qing dynasty (now China). He had at least one daughter: Chen Surong. He worked as engraver in a banknote printing factory, and after the liberation, he was a plaque maker in the same factory.
At the age of 97, Zhongbo underwent a surgery due to an illness, but the family didn't tell him what he had because they were afraid of his psychological endurance. He was successfully operated, and his illness was cured.
Zhongbo will give his body to the science when he will died; he even called a TV channel to the house he lived with his family in Hongqiao (Shanghai) without telling them it.
In October 2016, Zhongbo was reported to not have any health problems, aside of being a bit hard of hearing. He walks every day in the corridor, and after his family suggested to take him to his native town in Sichuan, he even climbed stairs, saying: "Haven't you said you would take me to Sichuan? How can I go there if I not increase exercise."
In 2017, Zhongbo met with 107 year-old Wu Zhicheng (who would later become a supercentenarian herself). In October 2020, Zhongbo was reported as the second-oldest living man in Shanghai after Tao Ruisheng.
Chen Zhongbo currently lives in Minhang District, Shanghai, China, at the age of 110 years, 308 days.
- 「十大壽星」排名有大變化112歲朱曉華成為上海最長壽老人 Daily Titles (每日頭條), 8 October 2016
- 闵行最高寿：他们109岁啦！_腾讯新闻 Tencent (腾讯网), 9 October 2019
- Shanghai Centenarians Report Shxwcb, 25 October 2020