Lesson Title: 

The Suicide Rate of Young Chinese Women Is the Highest in the World

This Radio Free Asia broadcast discusses a report from a Hong Kong meeting of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatry that young Chinese women have the highest suicide rate in the world. There are several interview clips, notably with a woman who used to work on a women's hotline and is now editor of a women's newspaper.


  • Chinese, Mandarin (Traditional)


  • Economics/Politics

ILR Level: 

  • 2+/3

ACTFL Proficiency: 

  • Superior, Advanced-High
  • This ACTFL rating is an approximation based on the ILR level


  • Listening

Learning Objective: 

  • Maintenance & Improvement

Subject Area: 

  • Language

Material Type: 

  • Learning Object

Publication Year: 




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