Test pressures tempt Chinese students to cheat

07/6/2004 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A recent scandal of cheating via cell phone on the extremely competitive college admissions entrance exams has rocked China. In a country where only 20% of the 7.2 million test takers this year can expect to get into college and escape a dead-end rural life, cell phones are only the latest tool in a centuries-old tradition of attempts to beat exams.

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