Women in Rural China
Male, middle-age, city-dweller, often under heavy pressure, having a psychological issue, many people committing suicide have some of the above characters, yet this may work in developed countries. As Yidu said, in china, it’s the opposite.
WHO consultant Fei lipeng said that China was the only country where the female suicide rate was higher than male and countryside suicide rate was higher than the city’s, according to datum of 39 countries recorded in WHO.
“Suicide in China accounts for 26% of all suicides worldwide: It is the fifth leading cause of death in the country overall along with injuries, poisoning and falls, and it is the leading cause of death for young women in China." —WHO
“China’s high-pressure high school and college examination system is contributing to a wave of student suicides.”— 21st Century Education Research Institute.
In late June, “young students committed suicide “ is not news, because this is the time when the score of Chinese college entrance exam is released. Bloomberg reported that China’s education system is now undergoing reforms, aimed in part at lessening the intense pressure it places on young people. One change is to broaden the criteria by which students are selected for universities, moving away from China’s traditional emphasis on simply one test. However, according to the newest reform of education system in Sep, the division between liberal arts and sciences has been abolished, which in a way puts more pressure on students. Instead of passing three exams in specialized fields, they are required to manage six subjects (history, geography, politics, physics, chemistry and .biology).
God bless Chinese students.
It’s reported that all cemeteries in Anhui province will be closed to people whose deaths are registered after May 31, 2014 because they are taking up too much space.
“Dozens of Chinese people have taken to kill themselves so that they can be buried before a ban on the practice comes into force.”— Mirror
According to Daily Mail, In order to drive home that point many local officials have been raiding funeral homes and destroying coffins so they cannot be used after the June 1 deadline. Many believe that such actions are only encouraging the elderly to commit suicide.