Chinese high school students study late at night for the annual gaokao exam. Photo: EPA-EFE

China roots out its ‘gaokao migrants’ as university entrance exam nears

  • Crackdown on students registering to take the exam in a different province to improve their prospects, sometimes by faking residency status
  • Competition is less fierce in sparsely populated regions
Topic |   China Society

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Chinese high school students study late at night for the annual gaokao exam. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.