College Entrance Examination

October 24, 20123 Comments

In desperate attempt to fight myopia, China invents goofy eye exercises

A new set of eye exercises, which can reportedly relieve eye strain and help prevent myopia, has become the latest running joke on Chinese social media. In the demonstrative video, a little girl at about the age of ten keeps rolling her eyes and squinting sideways, which makes Chinese netizens, all of whom have grown [...]

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July 15, 20124 Comments

Chinese teenage girl driven to anorexia by academic stress

From QQ A girl lost about 60 pounds within a year and at one point weighed only 75 pounds, after she fared far worse than usual on a single entrance exam, which let both herself and her father terribly down. She is still being treated for her eating disorder at a local hospital and hooked [...]

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May 6, 201228 Comments

Photo: An entire class of high school students receive IV drips while cramming for exams

Photos of high school graduating senior students given intravenous drips in class have become viral on Sina Weibo. Within hours since they were uploaded yesterday morning, they had been shared by tens of thousands of Weibo users. The original uploader, “CHImushroom”, is a senior student at a high school in Xiaogan, central China’s Hubei province. [...]

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April 9, 20122 Comments

Photos: High school students burn books to protest excessive school fees

From NetEase Senior students at a boarding school in Jingshan, Hubei province tore up and set fire to tons of books Thursday to express their outrage after they were told to pay 700 yuan (US$111) as educational charges. The accusation was soon echoed by junior students, who assembled in the middle of the evening study [...]

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August 31, 20114 Comments

Photos: People’s Education Army– A glimpse at Beijing’s high school students

Photos and English captions by Beijing-based photographer Shiho Fukuda. (Picked from Fast Company) During recess, students at the Second High School Attached to Beijing Normal University–like their counterparts across the nation–gather in the courtyard to do eye exercises. This exercise is meant to aid their vision. Sophie Bai Yang, a senior at a Beijing high school, [...]

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June 9, 20116 Comments

Mass destruction of textbooks, suicide…The tragicomic Chinese College Entrance Examination

The National College Entrance Examination in China, or commonly known as Gao Kao, is a series of tests adopted by almost all Chinese higher education institutions as one of the very few major criteria for enrollment at the undergraduate level. It is usually taken by students in their last year of high school, although there has been no age restriction [...]

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