Why suicide rates are soaring among China’s college grads

From Wave of suicide sweeps China’s graduate class: “For Miss Liu, the daughter of poor farmers, a degree was to be her passport out of a life of poverty, a way to escape working in the fields, or toiling as a humble migrant worker in a far-off factory in southern China.

But her dream of making the huge leap from farm girl to college graduate will never become reality. […] Miss Liu brought her studies and her life to a premature end by drowning herself in a ditch full of freezing, filthy water. ” Excerpts from her diary here.

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