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Exam stress boils over in China, teacher punched as parents riot

Next time you hear someone talk about stressing over their SATs, tell them they should be glad they don’t live in China. Specifically a small city called Zhongxiang in Hubei where parents rioted when education officials began cracking down on cheaters earlier this month. The annual entrance exam process, called gaokao in China, is a pressure-packed season for students trying to enter prestigious universities. 

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You thought the SAT was bad? Meet the gaokao

HONG KONG — While college-bound American high-school students complain have to sweat through their fair share of tests, nothing in the US compares to the intensity and all-or-nothing stakes of China's dreaded university entrance exam.

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7 things you can't talk about in China

HONG KONG — They’re like George Carlin’s seven dirty words, except it’s not the FCC who’s banning them, but the Communist Party of China. In a directive reportedly distributed last month to local party committees, China’s top propaganda officials issued new restrictions banning discussion of seven topics deemed to be “dangerous Western influences.”
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