Crash Interventions: Shanghai Stock Market Case

July 18th, 2017 by Kara in Case Studies

By Harley Comrie On the 2nd of July 2015 in the middle of a crowded Shanghai shopping mall a woman jumped to her death. Her public suicide was reported by bloggers as a human consequence of the Shanghai stock market crash three weeks earlier. Photos of her fate were circulated through WeChat, a popular Chinese social media app. Days earlier in Shenyang another suicide had occurred under similar circumstances. Foreign media reported it too was motivated by the stock market crash. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) response to the Shanghai stock market ...