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    12 years of study, all for a single exam
    12 years of study, all for a single exam
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    12 years of study, all for a single exam

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    On the final day of our week-long series on China’s grueling college entrance exam, we talk to students – and parents – outside an exam center in Shanghai.

    Almost 10 million Chinese high school students are taking the gaokao, China’s college entrance exam, between now and Saturday.

    In Shanghai, the city rearranged itself around the exam: around 50,000 students are taking an English test on Friday.

    The streets are blocked around the exam centers to create a quiet zone. Security guards guide away cars and motorcycles, and parents wait anxiously outside the school gates.

    This is a test that could potentially change lives of these teenagers, who have worked for 12 years all for a single exam.

    We talk to some of them, and their parents, to find out how they feel about these momentous few days.

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    Zoe is a video journalist at Inkstone. Previously, she was a video journalist and producer for BBC Chinese and BBC News in Beijing.
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    Xinyan is a senior multimedia producer at Inkstone based in Beijing. Previously, she was a producer at BBC News.
    Is China’s college entrance exam testing political loyalty?
    Is China’s college entrance exam testing political loyalty?
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    Is China’s college entrance exam testing political loyalty?

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