"This comparative philosophy-religious studies based article begins by examining a related phenomenon, the Chinese relatively liberal stance on suicide. I plan to expound the cultural forces that shaped traditional China's interpretation of life, death, and particularly motifs validating self-sacrifice. To elucidate the Chinese perspectives my study will incorporate extensive comparison with the Christian viewpoints. The paper then addresses the “self-regarding” euthanasia cases where death is advanced as measures to relieve personal affliction. The Confucians, I explain, may approve of assisted suicide to halt terminal suffering. They would nevertheless object to its use as a way out from the broadly construed “loss of dignity” brought on by infirmity. Following this are explications of the “other-regarding” category, where euthanasia is invoked as an altruistic act to benefit the collective. At the outset, the Confucians would reprove the termination of life as means to allay the burden of care, especially if it impinges upon the poor. I then argue that given China’s beleaguered public-health system there may be moral justification for some to waive their entitlement to life-prolonging treatment as measures to curb excesses. This essay ends by contending that accelerating death, even when constricted to these exceptional instances, is not the favored recourse. This is because the root causes of the current predicaments stem from Beijing's failure to administer equitable care. Instead of pursuing the legitimization of euthanasia, the stronger ethical response is to reform China's healthcare system with enhanced resources"