外文标题：Chinese boy stabs self with needles for scoring just 99%
BEIJING: In a shocking incident, a 9-year-old boy in China inserted four sewing needles into his stomach as a form of self-punishment for scoring 'only' 99 per cent in his exam.
Doctors in Heilongjiang Province spent over two hours removing the needles that were buried in the child's stomach.
The boy's father found lumps on his son's stomach while bathing him, but the boy was not letting him check closely, 'Global Times' reported.
However, the boy suffered intense stomach pain and was admitted to The 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University.
The youngster said he had pierced his stomach with the needles as punishment for not scoring 100 per cent in his final exams as he did previously, the report said.
He stuck himself with two needles at the start of the winter holiday and another two as the new term was about to begin, the boy said.
Surveys have shown that pressure to succeed sets in early for Chinese students, so much so that one in four secondary students consider suicide, according to Shanghaiist.
The report said China's students were ranked as the most stressed in the world in 2009, with high school students having longest study hours as compared to those in Japan, US and Korea.
Satish Kumar (Bangalore)
I thought only we Indians were crazy about scoring 100% but it seems the Chinese are not far behind.
Parents must put so much pressure on their children that they start hurting themselves. Let the children live their childhood.
Why So Serious (Mars)
if this is true, then China will decline in the next generation. it will never become super power if it treats its children like this!
Sijin Sij (GGN)
So much dedication at this young age. Really admired. But such extreme steps not accepted dear little boy.
ravindra pratap singh (Unknown)
where we are heading...!!:(
Kevin Guite ()
What a weird and a shocking incident! Against all odds to score 99%
he is over motivated
Ranganathan Kuppuswamy (Bangalore)
India is not lagging behind in such madness with parents fuelling the rat race and insanity.
mystic wanderer (Unknown)
shocking discovery this..the mindest of chinese is work hard and harder till you drop!
ravi kant sharma (Unknown)
What a way to punish for not scoring 100%!
Supriyo Manna (Calcutta, India)
I want to be this type of guy...
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KC and (Whereabouts unknown)
Why? They all want to go to the West to learn when they go to college. So what does that 99% in China matter?
Kailas Hosakote ()
Poor Chinese boy! Unable to grab the remaining 1% in the exam, probably to fulfill the senseless expectations of his parents, found himself unable to bear the PRESSURE, which has resulted in punishing himself with deadly needles! A lesson to Indian present day parents who treat their school going children like machines to score more.