Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About the Gaokao

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

by Cathy Wu, 07 June 2021

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

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, 07 July 2020

Chinese Netizens React to Proposal for PE Inclusion in 'Gaokao'

Giving PE equal footing with subjects like Chinese and math in terms of grading may address the growing obesity rate among students.

by That's GBA, 26 May 2020

China’s ‘Gaokao’ College Entrance Exam Delayed One Month

Last year, more than 10 million high-school students took the ‘gaokao.’

by Ryan Gandolfo, 31 March 2020

Free Tuition! This Chinese University Becomes First to Waive Fees in China

It will be the first Chinese university to do so.

by Tristin Zhang, 19 June 2019

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