Miao Qingrong in March 2010, aged 110.
|Birth:||16 March 1900|
Baoding, Hebei, Qing dynasty (now China)
|Death:||12 May 2010|
|Age:||110 years, 57 days|
Miao Qingrong claimed to have been born on 16 March 1900 (16 February by lunar calendar) in Xihuo Village, Anguo, Baoding, Hebei, Qing dynasty (now China). She witnessed foot binding, and women's oppression until their liberation during New China era. Her daughter said: "My mother has known lots of ups and downs. When she was young, maybe she never knew that festivals like Women's Day would be celebrated."
In 1958, Miao moved in Tianjin with her family. Since 1969, she lived with her daughter and her son-in-law Zhou Guoshan [Chinese: 周国山], with who she isn't blood-tied. Since the 80s, her neighbours of Tianta Street (in Hexi District) celebrated her birthday each year.
Since 2009, Miao was reported to be the oldest living person in Tianjin. In March 2010, she was honoured on the Women's Day. Her daughter prepared her steamed eggs, and she was reported to love sleeping.
In April 2010, according to her son-in-law, Miao was in bad health, and suffered a pulmonary infection. She came back at home at the end of the month. Miao died of heart failure (a consequence of her pulmonary infection) at 5 a.m. on 12 May 2010 in Hexi District, Tianjin, China, at the age of 110 years, 57 days (110 years, 85 days by Chinese lunar calendar).
- Unvalidated Claims (Age 108 and Older) from China (not updated since 2011)
- 津门百岁寿星排行 China Longevity Network (华夏长寿网), 25 September 2009 (Archived)
-  News Hainan, 3 March 2010 (dead link)
- 百岁老人已过92个妇女节 四世同堂尽享温馨 Sohu, 9 March 2010
- 天津最长寿老人睡梦中辞世享年110岁 China Daily, 12 May 2010 (Archived)
- 独家 天津最长寿老人今去世 享年110岁 Tianjin Daily (天津日报), 12 May 2010 (Archived)