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The foxconn suicides and their media prominence: is the werther effect applicable in china?

Qijin Cheng1*, Feng Chen2 and Paul SF Yip13

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1 Department of Social Work and Social Administration, 13th Floor, KK Leung Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China

2 School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

3 HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, No. 2, University Drive, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

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BMC Public Health 2011, 11:841  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-841

Published: 2 November 2011

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Lag plots of the count time series with the occurrences of the Foxconn suicides as target variables. The file contains a figure showing lag plots of the count time series with the occurrences of the Foxconn suicides as target variables. Figure legend: Suic = the Foxconn suicides, TWHK = Taiwan and Hong Kong newspapers' daily reporting amount, GDSZ = Guangzhou and Shenzhen newspapers' daily reporting amount, BJ = Beijing newspapers' dailiy reporting amount, Baidu = Baidu's daily searching amount.

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