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Tragic suicide of a 10-year-old girl stirs discussions about school pressure

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What’s on Weibo reports that a 10-year-old girl from Jiangsu province committed suicide this week by pesticide poisoning at home. The tragedy happened just three days prior to her mid-term exams, and the young girl left the world with a short video and a farewell letter, in which she said she just wanted “to go to heaven” after her poor performance at school.

—Jiayun Feng


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Jiayun Feng

Jiayun is a Chinese native and was born in Shanghai, where she spent her first 20 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Fudan University. Interested in writing for a global audience, she attended the NYU Graduate School of Journalism for its Global & Joint Program Studies, which allows her to pursue a journalistic career along with her interest in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.