A few observations.
1. Eastern Europe is a depressing place.
2. Us Swedes are not, as Dwight Eisenhower once proclaimed, particularly suicide-prone, despite our Social Democrat politics.
3. China is the only country in the world with decent statistics where the suicide rate among women is greater than that among men.
Add to this the fact that selective abortion in China currently causes a gender ratio at birth of 12:10 in the favour of males.
This must add up to a serious prostitution boom going on in China. On the other hand, the Chinese men most likely to end up without unpaid female company are probably the ones who can't even afford to pay a prostitute. I therefore predict that the Australians will soon no longer be seen as the world's greatest sheep botherers.
[More blog entries about suicide, Sweden, China; självmord, Sverige, Kina.]