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Wu Zhicheng
Wu Zhicheng
Wu Zhicheng on her 109th birthday in 2019.
Birth: 10 August 1910
Suzhou, Jiangsu, Qing dynasty (now China)
Age: 111 years, 167 days
Country: ChinaCHN

Wu Zhicheng (Chinese: 吴志成; born 10 August 1910) is a Chinese supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Wu Zhicheng was allegedly born on 10 August 1910 (by solar calendar) in Suzhou, Jiangsu, Qing dynasty (now China). She came to Shanghai at age 19 to work in a silk factory, and worked here until her retirement.

Wu married at age 23, and raised 13 children (including a daughter, aged 92 in 2019). When she was young, she liked dancing and singing.

In 2012, Wu began to use computers and tablets. She also learnt how to play shares. In October 2012, she met with Qin Maotang, the oldest living man in Shanghai at the time.

In 2017, Wu met with 107 year-old Chen Zhongbo (who would later become a supercentenarian himself). At age 107, she had 5 generations in her family. In February 2018, she was hospitalized because of a fever, and refused eating until she went back to home.

In August 2019, Wu celebrated her 109th birthday. Her family took her on a cruise. At the time, she was reported to live with her daughter Bian Wenqing [Chinese: 卞雯卿] (her eighth children) and her son-in-law. She does gymnastics every day, and manages a family group on WeChat with her iPad. She likes eating chicken skin, duck skin, and Shanghai hairy crabs. She sometimes drinks white vine and rice vine.

Since October 2020, Wu was reported as the second-oldest living woman in Shanghai, after Xu Senzhen.

Wu Zhicheng currently lives in Jing'an District, Shanghai, China, at the age of 111 years, 167 days.