Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Chinese Talent Died of Suicide

A gifted Chinese engineer hanged himself in his own garage on April 6, 2012, according to online report.

Qinggen Wang was a principle engineer at PayPal, a company often known for good benefits and low work pressure.

Wang was a star even before he entered College, when he earned a Gold Medal in Chemistry Olympiad held in Paris in 1990. Chinese President Jiang Zeming and Premier Li Peng met with the winning group.

After graduated from Nanjing University with a B.S. in Chemistry, Wang continue to earn a PhD in Chemistry from Stanford University in 2001 and a Master's Degree in Computer Science. In nine years at PayPal, Wang climbed his way up to Principle Software Engineer. An online ID hodge80 posted a message at 10:32 on April 29, 2009 that he/she heard from the No. 3 County Hospital that Wang developed mental illness in the US. Another ID xiaosanzi007 echoed a few hours later that he/she also heard of that rumor.

Wang is survived by his wife and two kids, age 10 and 7.

An online ID posted on Huaren that Wang's depression was a result of work pressure, and that Wang's boss was very rude.

One poster 'linuxbeginer' of MITBBS said his boss was an Indian. Another poster 'frid' of HUAREN indicated his boss was said to be a Chinese. Other posters confirmed his boss being a Chinese, who joined Paypal a few years later than Wang.

Co-workers and friends remember Wang as an 'extremely' nice person, who never hesitate to offer a hand to anyone who asks.

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