High school pupils in Handan, a city in northern China’s Hebei province, take the annual college entrance exam. Photo: AFP

Inside Asia’s pressure-cooker exam system, which region has it the worst?

Mainland China’s gaokao, Hong Kong’s DSE and South Korea’s suneung … top-performing Asian regions all feature tough college entrance tests and a highly competitive admissions environment

Topic |   China education

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High school pupils in Handan, a city in northern China’s Hebei province, take the annual college entrance exam. Photo: AFP
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Louise Moon

Louise Moon

Louise Moon joined the Post in 2017 and is a reporter on the Business desk. She has a master's in Mandarin from Edinburgh University and a master's in journalism from City University, London. Originally from the UK, she spent her teenage years growing up in Hong Kong which sparked her interest in China.