Reported The Guardian on July 26:

Suicide is the main cause of death among young adults in China, the state media said yesterday in a report that highlights the growing pressures to succeed in love, work and education in one of the world’s fastest changing societies.
Referring a recent survey by the health ministry, the paper said that suicide was the fifth most common cause of death in China after lung cancer, traffic accidents, heart disease and other illnesses….
Newspapers are filled with stories of bright and wealthy college students – almost all of them single children because of the state’s one-child policy – who kill themselves because they fear that they cannot fulfill their families’ aspirations….

(The Chinese are allowed only one child per family. All other pregnancies are aborted.)
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