EARLY JUNE EACH year in China is gaokao season, when millions of hopeful pupils enrol in the university entrance examinations. In 2014, 9.4 million students competed for almost seven million places, a high number indeed, although not all places are equal. Chinaâ€™s leading universities only admit the highest scoring candidates. Lower marks leave many with the choice between a mediocre higher education in China and, if they can afford it, an expensive degree in an overseas university.
|Title of host publication||Shared Destiny|
|Editors||G R Barme, L Jaivin and J Goldkorn|
|Place of Publication||Canberra, Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|