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Hong Kong, Macao

Hong Kongers tell us how to live longer

Eat low-fat steamed foods, make use of herbal medicines, don't smoke

People shop for dried foods and herbal medicines in Hong Kong's Sai Ying Pun district.   © Photo by Yasuo Awai

HONG KONG -- This place gives off its share of negative perceptions: It is overpopulated; its workplaces brim with stress; the wealth gap yawns. Now add a positive statistic: Its citizens enjoy the world's longest life expectancy.

According to Japan's health ministry, the average life expectancy for newborn girls here in 2015 was 87.32 years; for boys, it was 81.24 years.

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