FILM

China’s Best Bad Movie?

A cumbersome plot dilutes Back to the Wharf’s attempt to tackle sensitive and timely topics

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Gaokao Town

The school that churns out top-scorers on the college entrance exams—at a cost

EDUCATION

Creative Cram

China’s arts students prepare for the entrance exam of a lifetime

NEWS

Viral Week Ep. 202

Sci-fi in gaokao, too many melons, mosquito-repelling crayfish, and million-yuan hot pot—it’s Viral Week

NEWS

Viral Week Ep. 198

Octopus revenge, hot toothpaste, helicopter dads, and gaming for peace—it’s Viral Week

EDUCATION

Vocational Calling

Should rural youths pursue places at vocational schools instead of universities?

EDUCATION

China’s ‘Gaokao Prophets’

Which celebrities predicted this year’s essay questions?

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Gaokao Superstitions

Purple buttocks? Qipao-wearing? Anxious test-takers and parents have many rituals for the big day

EDUCATION

China’s Dream Schools

As another year’s gaokao season starts, here are China’s most searched universities online

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