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Ready for gaokao with parents' blessings

Jul 10, 2020

A high-school student (left) receives blessings from her parents before attending the national college entrance examination on July 7. The examination was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic from June to July, the first time since 2003 in Shanghai. A total of 1,933 students in Jinshan District sat for the exam called gaokao in Chinese. Nationwide, 10.71 million students sat for this year's gaokao, an increase of 400,000 over last year, according to the Ministry of Education.