Students make last-minute preparations for a gaokao exam in Beijing earlier this month. Photo: Simon Song

Why did one of China’s elite universities need to offer big money to get the best students?

  • Zhejiang University has been ordered to stop dangling tens of thousands of dollars to get the highest scorers in the national college entrance exam to accept a place at the campus
  • Competition for the top gaokao performers is fierce as schools can no longer wait for the brightest to come to them
Topic |   China Society

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Students make last-minute preparations for a gaokao exam in Beijing earlier this month. Photo: Simon Song
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