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

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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

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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