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    Is it time to abolish China’s college entrance exam?
    Is it time to abolish China’s college entrance exam?
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    Is it time to abolish China’s college entrance exam?

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    In the second article in our week-long series on China’s grueling gaokao college entrance exam, two young Chinese people debate if the exam system has run its course.

    Around China this week, nearly 10 million students are taking a make-or-break exam that determines whether they get into the college of their dreams, or have to settle for wherever will take them.

    But does the gaokao exam need to be thrown away entirely?

    In this debate, two Chinese former students give us their thoughts on the gaokao. One took the grueling test three times; the other studied overseas and was able to avoid the stress. They share what their experiences have taught them about this punishingly difficult exam.

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    Gaokao has killed creativity in education
    Boyang Xue
    Boyang Xue
    Gaokao has killed creativity in education
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    Gaokao is the best we’ve got
    Sun Miaolin
    Sun Miaolin
    Gaokao is the best we’ve got
    by Sun Miaolin
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    Gaokao has killed creativity in education
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    Gaokao is the best we’ve got
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    A new biography reveals Bruce Lee, the Jewish kung fu star
    A new biography reveals Bruce Lee, the Jewish kung fu star
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    A new biography reveals Bruce Lee, the Jewish kung fu star

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