Economic Times 8-6-2007 Page 20
Over 9.5 milion chinese students appeared for the national college entrance examination, the largest of its kind in the world. The exam is regarded as one of themost important events in the lives of Chinese students that could decide their lives in a fiercely competitive society. Only 5.67 million would be able to enter the college based on this examinatin. this year marks the 30th anniversary of the restoration of the national college entrance examination, or 'gaokao" in Chinese. Over the past three decades, almost 60 million chinese took part in gaokao, with 10 million enrolled at universities.