children’s pressure

Students Seek Alternatives to College Entrance Exam

In the New York Times, Edward Wong writes about the rigors of the life-changing gaokao, or college entrance exam, which determines the future of every Chinese high school student. With the intense pressure of the test and its...

Pressure Cooker – Tang Yuankai

Cover story from the Beijing Review: Cen Cheng, a primary school student in Beijing, is only seven years old, but, at his parents’ direction, he is already making preparations for entering university 10 years from now. Recently, he has begun to wake up on his own around 5:20 a.m. At 5:45 a.m., he begins a […]

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