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Parents holding umbrellas wait in rain as their children taking the national college entrance exam at the Hangzhou High School in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, June 7, 2013. Photo: Xinhua

The national college entrance exam, or gaokao, has been a bittersweet experience for millions of mainlanders. Those lucky enough to have passed went on to college and left with a degree which for years has been a sure guarantee of a good career.

Monday, 16 December, 2013, 11:51am