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China's college entrance exam attracts foreign media's attention

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-06-09 15:56

Editor's note: The annual national college entrance exam, or gaokao, has come to an end. The test has not only attracted attention in China, but also abroad. Here are some excerpts of foreign media reports.

China's college entrance exam attracts foreign media's attention

Wang Junkai takes part in an activity in Beijing on Dec 6, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]


1. CNN: Teen idol joins millions taking China's grueling gaokao exam

"Of the nine million sitting China's toughest exam - known as the gaokao - one 17-year-old stands out: Wang Junkai, lead singer of China's most popular boyband, TFBoys."

To make foreigners understand who Wang is, CNN made an analogy with the US idol Justin Bieber taking his SATs. CNN has also illustrated how popular Wang is in China.

"When the young star took his high school entrance examination three years ago, the hashtag 'good luck' had 170 million views on Weibo."

"And this year, under the hashtag 'Good luck to Wang Junkai Gaokao 2017,' Weibo has been flooded with more than one million posts from fans, media and celebrities ahead of the exam."

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