Stress seems to be birthmark of this century, and sustained stress
can easily develop into depression.
A Jiangsu girl calling herself "Maifan" wrote on her micro blog: "I
have depression, therefore I will go ahead and die. Do not make a
big fuss about my departure. Bye." Netizens and the police took
this seriously and tried to save her, but to no avail. At around
the same time, Professor Cao Tingbing, chair of the Chemistry
Department of Renmin University of China jumped from a roof killing
himself. He was also reported to have depression.
These two cases show the severit......
A friend recently asked about the top five problems in China from
the perspective of an average Chinese. And here are a few that I
listed as an average Chinese, thinking aloud mainly:
1. Geographic mobility: China has a rigid residency system called
"hukou" which is tied to many things, such as housing, employment,
schooling and social benefits. In the past you had to work where
your "hukou" was. Though there is increasing flexibility now (you
can work in another place with a temporary "hukou"), the system
still restricts people from living and working wherever they