Liang holds a sign saying that he is aged 50 and is making his 21st attempt at the gaokao, stating that life is not complete without going to university. Photo: Handout Liang holds a sign saying that he is aged 50 and is making his 21st attempt at the gaokao, stating that life is not complete without going to university. Photo: Handout
Liang holds a sign saying that he is aged 50 and is making his 21st attempt at the gaokao, stating that life is not complete without going to university. Photo: Handout

If at first you don’t succeed: Chinese college hopeful, 50, makes 21st attempt to pass notorious entry exam

Liang Shi has made a successful life as a businessman but has yet to attain his dream of being admitted to a top-tier university

Topic |   China Society
Liang holds a sign saying that he is aged 50 and is making his 21st attempt at the gaokao, stating that life is not complete without going to university. Photo: Handout Liang holds a sign saying that he is aged 50 and is making his 21st attempt at the gaokao, stating that life is not complete without going to university. Photo: Handout
Liang holds a sign saying that he is aged 50 and is making his 21st attempt at the gaokao, stating that life is not complete without going to university. Photo: Handout
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