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China: Blogger kills himself

Beijing-based author and China Life Shop blogger Shawn Matthews has committed suicide following several years combatting depression between Korea and China. More information from his close friend and No Problem blogger Jake here and Korea-based blogger Kevin here.

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  • I wrote this comment several days ago, but it still has not appeared, so I will write it again.

    I’m thankful for the mention, but I am not, and have never been, Shawn Matthews’s friend. Based on my reading of his online persona, I thought he was a kind and funny guy, as well as a good writer, but he and I never met face-to-face, and exchanged only an email or two. I’m saddened by Shawn’s death, but it cheapens the word “friendship” when concept is misapplied to people who never knew him personally.

    Please post this comment to allow people a truer picture of the situation. Thank you.

    Kevin Kim/BigHominid

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