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China College Entrance Exams: Parents Being Tested

Sohu News, Posted: Jun 11, 2008

BEIJNG A mother in Dalian City, Liaoning Province burst out crying after her daughter walked in to take the annual China college entrance exams Sunday. Other parents who brought their children for the exams tried to comfort her, but some ended up with crying together with her, reported the Sohu News. The Chinese-language news services reported that parents are shaking under huge exam pressure for college entrance in China. Universities and colleges will admit 5.59 million students this year, but 10.5 million have taken the exams. The crying mother said her daughter had been sick for months from the pressure of preparing and didnt feel well after the first day of the two-days exams. The Sohu News reported that its common for parents to rent quiet hotel rooms for their children to prepare for the exams. They also rent cabs as exam transportation.



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