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    It’s snowing at school in China
    It’s snowing at school in China
    EDUCATION

    It’s snowing at school in China

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    Hundreds of Chinese students shredded their textbooks last Friday to release stress caused by studying for the country’s university entrance exam.

    The video was taken in Heze City, Shandong province of eastern China. It showcased a spectacle involving the students releasing homemade confetti from the school building, which rained down like white snow.

    China’s university entrance exam, known as “gaokao,” is fiercely competitive and the sole determining factor of which college students will be accepted into.

    China’s gaokao system has debated in recent years. Those who wish to abolish the system argue that gaokao eradicates students’ creativity, while those who wish to keep the system argue that gaokao is still the most effective way to differentiate students by their ability.

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    Gene is a contributor to Inkstone. He studies journalism and computer science at The University of Hong Kong. He previously worked at the Hong Kong Free Press and is interested in the decentralized internet.
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