An official uses a metal detection bar to scan students entering the examination room. Photo: Baidu

Fake fingerprints and electronic erasers: how China’s innovative cheats tap hi-tech to beat the gaokao and other exams

Even though cheating on China’s college entrance exam carries a punishment of up to seven years in jail, schemes abound for gaining an edge over millions of candidates

Topic |   China education

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An official uses a metal detection bar to scan students entering the examination room. Photo: Baidu
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Mandy Zuo

Mandy Zuo

Mandy Zuo joined the Post in 2010 and reports on China. She has covered a wide range of subjects including policy, rural issues, culture and society. She worked in Beijing before relocating to Shanghai in 2014.