Go China - Shanghai
The Go-China series provides a quick reference to some of fast-growing and emerging cities on the mainland, such as Chengdu, Hangzhou and Xiamen, etc. Topics covered include economic and social develo
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.
Jun 08, 2018