Xi Xi was born in October 1937.

According to many previous introductions, Xi Xi was born in 1938. This is how her Hong Kong identity card shows it, and she always thought it was so. However, her eldest sister died a few years ago, and when Xi Xi consulted the family’s documents in Shanghai, they showed that Xi Xi was actually born in 1937.

It used to be that when mainlanders came to Hong Kong, customs allowed them simply to report their dates of birth. For various reasons, some reported an older age and some reported a younger age. Xi Xi’s father probably reported a younger age for Xi Xi for the purpose of enrolling in secondary school.

Given the new information, Xi Xi will actually be 83 years old in 2020.

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