Alimiha Seiti claims she was born in 1886 and lives in China ’ s western Xinjiang Uyghur region , where she loves talking to visitors and often sings when she is in a good mood .
She celebrated her 131st birthday on Sunday , with some of her 56 descendants in attendance .
The China News Service reports that Alimiha Seiti was born on June 15 , 1886 .
Alimiha , who lives in Shule County in the Kashgar region of China ’ s western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region , says she loves talking to people and often sings when she is in a good mood .
The gregarious lady says she loves having visitors and that someone comes to see her most days .
Local doctor, Abdul Rusuli , reportedly checked her over on her birthday and found normal blood pressure and blood sugar levels .
It was not reported how Alimiha celebrated her birthday , but some of her family were there .
The Gerontological Society of China named Alimiha as the country ’ s oldest person in a 2013 report and a London body Carrying the Flag World Records recognises her claim to be the world ’ s oldest person .
But Guinness World Records , with a different standard of proof of age , lists Jeanne Calment as the world ’ s oldest ever person .
French woman Ms Calment was born in 1875 and died in 1997 , having lived 122 years and 164 days .
The oldest man ever was Jiroemon Kimura of Japan, who died on June 12 , 2013 after having lived 116 years and 54 days .
Alimiha is said to have been born in the same year that Karl Benz pioneered the first successful gasoline- powered car in Karlsruhe , Germany , Mirror reports .