Prominent economist father questions merit of Chinese education reforms after son’s suicide

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China’s notoriously gruelling academic culture is once again in the crosshairs after the son of a famous economist committed suicide in Shenzhen at the end of November.The father, economist and active online commentator Song Qinghui, blamed a heavy workload, frequent tests and inadequate psychological counselling at schools for the death of his 12-year-old son Song Haoran.The boy was a secondary school student in the southern Chinese megacity and had thought scored poorly in the just-finished…
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