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Oct 2013

Asian Parents Suffering from Education Obsession

An example of this given on the BBC website was the case of Zhang Yang, who was a studious young man from Anhui Province in China. He was accepted to study at the prestigious traditional medicine college located in Hefai.  As Yang rushed home to  celebrate this success his father, Zhang Jiasheng, who partly paralysed after a stroke, killed himself by swallowing pesticides. He feared that the family budget could not stretch to pay for the tuition fees. (more…)