A man who collapsed at a Chinese train station reportedly expressed shame his son was single.
He survived what is thought to be a suicide attempt and is said to be receiving hospital treatment.
The case sparked a social-media debate about the pressures for young people in China to get married.
A father in China who seemed to survive a suicide attempt is said to have expressed shame that his son was not yet married at 29.
In the note, addressed to his son, the man wrote that he "lived a life of shame" because his son had yet to start a family, per the report.
"People of my age in the village all have children and grandchildren already," he reportedly wrote, adding: "But you are 29 and have achieved nothing.".
If young women are not married after 27, they are referred to as sheng nu, or leftover women. »