At 9:40 on October 31, 2006, a man jumped to his death from the 7th floor of a student dormitory building in Zhongying College, Quanzhou, Fujian Province. The police found a suicide note. The deceased said he committed suicide because he could not find a satisfactory job and did not want to be a burden to his parents. It is getting harder and harder for undergraduate and graduate students to find work. More undergraduate students are choosing to work rather than go to graduate school. In one study, 60% of graduate students regretted going to graduate school.
Xinhua recently published an article commenting on Hillary Clinton’s China policy as set forth in the Nov/Dec Issue of Foreign Affairs. The article held that she talks more about cooperation than conflicts, yet her China policy has been vague and wavering.
The November visit of U.S. Defense Secretary, Robert M. Gates, will lead to new and constructive military relations, claims a military expert at China People’s Liberation Army Academy of Military Science.