Student Takes Gaokao Three Times, Turns Down Peking University Twice

Despite being offered a place at Peking University and an RMB2 million scholarship, a student in Guangdong has turned down the prestigious school twice.

by Linda Guo, 01 July 2022

‘ID Flushed Down the Toilet’ and Other Gaokao Stories

Some of the most interesting and perplexing stories from this year's gaokao.

by Alistair Baker-Brian, 10 June 2022

30 Absolutely Insane Questions from China's Gaokao

Do you have what it takes to answer these incredibly difficult questions from China's National College Entrance Examination?

by Bridget O'Donnell, 06 June 2022

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About the Gaokao

China's annual high-stakes, high-pressure college entrance exam, explained.

by Cathy Wu, 06 June 2022

Your Phone Signal May be Disrupted from June 7-9, Here’s Why

China mobile is blocking phone signals to help students during the brutal college entrance exam.

by Lars James Hamer, 06 June 2022

China Considers Dropping English as Core Subject, Again

A proposal to make English an elective subject rather than a compulsory one has sparked a divisive dialogue on Chinese social media.

by Joshua Cawthorpe, 10 March 2021

Chinese Student Busted After Faking Tsinghua Admission Letter

A fresh high school graduate in Guangdong province who was found faking an admission letter to Tsinghua University, has decided to run away from home and give up on education.

by Shumin Tan, 21 August 2020

QUIZ: Could You Pass the Gaokao?

Find out if you can pass China's notoriously difficult college entrance exam.

by Bridget O'Donnell, 07 July 2020

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