06 July 2004

Short-lived Chinese Intellectuals

Asiapages reads depressing news about Chinese intellectuals.
A recent survey by the State Commission for Economic Restructuring reveals that China's intellectuals, a broader term used in China to cover academic scholars or any professionals who have an advanced education, have an average life expectancy of 58--at least 10 years less than the general public.
She observes that "over-eating, over-drinking and little sleep have also been blamed for such short life-spans."

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