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School sweethearts: From classmate to soul mate

By Wu Yan ( Updated: 2016-08-24 11:19
School sweethearts: From classmate to soul mate

Chen Mengge, left, and Zhou Si, right, show their marriage certificate on Aug 18. [Photo from web]

The story of a Chinese couple at Oxford University who first met each other as deskmate in middle school and recently married each other has gone viral, reported.

Zhou Si, the groom, and Chen Mengge, the bride, married each other on Aug 18 and will together go to Oxford University to pursue their doctoral degrees later this year.

They were deskmate in middle school and then both were admitted by same high school but not in same class.

After three high-school years, Zhou Si went to Central South University in Changsha, Central China's Hunan province, to study materials engineering, while Chen Mengge enrolled in Sichuan International Studies University in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality majoring in English. It was not until the first half of the fourth college year that they fell in love.

Zhou Si was an outstanding student in college. He was awarded the national scholarship every year and was recommended for admission to Shanghai Jiao Tong University as the No 1 ranking scorer and honorary graduate.

Chen Mengge, after attempting the postgraduate qualifying examinations for two years with Zhou's encouragement, also entered Shanghai Jiao Tong University to pursue master's degree in history of science and technology.

In 2015, Zhou Si, supported by the government, went to Oxford University for further study. "Since we had decided to be with each other, I had to study hard to accompany him," said Chen Mengge.

Chen received the offer from Oxford University to study western history of science and technology this year.

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