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Chapter Seven: We all get schooled by Wenfei

Wenfei is an education consultant in Shanghai. After he attended high school and college in America, a trend that is…

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Education in China: How the gaokao exam shapes Chinese students’ lives and futures

This article is sponsored by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University For high-school graduates across China, two days in June mark some of the most…

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The Highest Exam

The gaokao is the most formidable test in the world. Literally “the high exam,” it is China’s National College Entrance Examination,…

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Chinese Corner: Baidu’s bad year, doping for gaokao, and the perfect sex doll

Chinese Corner is Jiayun Feng’s weekly review of interesting nonfiction on the Chinese internet. Baidu’s very bad year 首次亏损,百度是怎么把一手好牌打烂的? First loss…

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Political vetting before college entrance exam? Officials downplay controversial announcement.

Chongqing Daily has been at the center of a controversy started by a news article (in Chinese) published on November…

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Durex college exam joke does not impress Shanghai newspaper

Durex China is a master of digital marketing: Have a look at its Weibo account to see how the company…

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Propaganda and finger vein recognition: China’s 2018 college entrance exams

The gaokao (高考 gāokǎo) is a three-day college entrance test that covers literature, science, math, and English (see SupChina’s brief history…

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From propaganda to pollution to smartphones: A history of gaokao essay questions

No other assessment test has been taken by more people than the gaokao, China’s national college entrance examination. Almost every…

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China’s education ministry to adjust bonus points in national college exams

Following a notice from the Chinese Ministry of Education regarding the admissions procedures for the 2018 gaokao (高考 gāokǎo) — China’s…

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The clock is ticking at Hengshui No. 2 High School: 100 days to go until the 2018 gaokao

While most Chinese people are still grappling with their post–Spring Festival blues, students at Hengshui No. 2 High School in…

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The gaokao: China’s most grueling school examinations

A short history of the most famous feature of China’s educational system on its 40th anniversary.

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