Chinese students' college hopes rest on a single test

06/19/2006 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

In China, the 8.8 million anxious high school students vying for one of the 2.6 million university seats available annually spend years cramming for the high-stakes college-entrance exam. Some parents go as far as to hire personal chefs and rent pricey hotel rooms to give their children an edge on test day.

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