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Audrey Jiajia Li
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Audrey Jiajia Li

Stanford admissions scandal is a cautionary tale for crazy rich Chinese on the perils of playing up ‘hard work’

  • The backlash against Zhao Yusi, whose narrative of reaping the rewards of her own efforts earned scorn after it was revealed that her family had paid a large sum to Stanford University, is a reminder to the wealthy to be honest about their advantages

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A 2017 video of Zhao “Molly” Yusi, the Chinese student whose family paid US$6.5 million for her fraudulent admission to Stanford University, has gone viral on social media. Photo: Weibo

Hard work got me into Stanford University, says Chinese student in viral video after parents paid US$6.5 million to get her accepted

  • ‘The admissions officers basically do not know who you are’, teenager says in 2017 video in which she also admits her ‘natural IQ isn’t particularly high’
  • Zhao Yusi is one of the students caught up in a US college admissions scandal; her family paid US$6.5 million to admit her to Stanford University
Topic |   US college admissions bribery scandal 2019

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A 2017 video of Zhao “Molly” Yusi, the Chinese student whose family paid US$6.5 million for her fraudulent admission to Stanford University, has gone viral on social media. Photo: Weibo
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