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Chinese students are taking the infamous college entrance exam this week amid coronavirus controls and testing scandals

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Ten million Chinese students are taking the most important exam of their life this week — and conditions couldn’t be worse.

The National College Entrance Examination, known as the “gaokao,” began Tuesday amid pandemic restrictions, testing scandals, an earthquake and devastating flooding. 

The annual exam is a source of student dread even in normal times. Unlike college admissions in the U.S. and elsewhere, where applicants are assessed on multiple factors, the gaokao alone determines whether and where a student is accepted.

The test had already been postponed by a month because of the pandemic, which gave students more time to cram — and to…



Source marketwatch.com

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