Chinese committing suicide every two minutes

Posted: January 14, 2009 in Politics, Suicide
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From the article:

A TWO-year-old boy was orphaned in the southwest Chinese city of Chongzhou when his parents drank pesticide after a nasty row.

The tragedy, reported in the state media last month, bears testimony to the dark side of reform – suicide rates that are now among the highest in the world.

On average, a Chinese person takes his or her own life every two minutes, giving the world’s most populous nation a dismal record as it prepares to celebrate 30 years of otherwise spectacular economic reform.

“With the reforms, society has become more complicated,” said Huo Datong, the first psychoanalyst to practise in China.

“Individualism has become more pronounced and psychological problems have become more and more serious,” he said from Chengdu, a city in the southwest.

Since reform kicked off in 1978, the Middle Kingdom has been through enormous upheavals and so has the psyche of its 1.3 billion people.

Holy shit, I had no idea….

And once every 2 minutes is just fucking nuts, that country has some serious problems, I mean 2 every minutes is 5049 a week if my math skills arn´t failing me.

The Chinese needs some Sean Kennedy medicine.

Original site.

WOG out.

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