Parents check up on venues for national college entrance exam – Xinhua News Agency

gaokao.jpg From Xinhua News Agency:

Guo Yusen braved the muggy weather on Tuesday morning in Beijing to visit the exam hall where his son will sit for the national college entrance exams that begin tomorrow.

“I just want to get familiar with the route and surroundings to ensure there are no problems when I escort my son here tomorrow,” Guo Yusen said, adding that he has asked for three days holiday to help his son during the exam.

…In the past month, a blog, entitled “blog for parents of third-grade senior high students” which is carried by a famous Chinese portal,, witnessed more than 1 million visits.[full text]

See also “City strives for smoother college entrance exam” by Shenzhen Daily via Xinhua News Agency; – “Parents, schools seek quiet zones” by Shanghai Daily via Xinhua News Agency

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