A 33-year-old man determined to get into Tsinghua University has taken the Chinese college entrance examination 13 times since 2009. Photo: Baidu
A 33-year-old man determined to get into Tsinghua University has taken the Chinese college entrance examination 13 times since 2009. Photo: Baidu

Determined Chinese man sits for gaokao university test 13 times in attempt to get into Tsinghua University

  • A man aged 33 has tried and failed 13 times to enter one of China’s most prestigious universities
  • His story has generated intense online debate in China about the pressure society places on people to achieve academically

Topic |   China society
A 33-year-old man determined to get into Tsinghua University has taken the Chinese college entrance examination 13 times since 2009. Photo: Baidu
A 33-year-old man determined to get into Tsinghua University has taken the Chinese college entrance examination 13 times since 2009. Photo: Baidu
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