Conducted in Fall 2017, this is an interview/character profile on Jintong Wu, a UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate student from China.
“As a recent high school graduate in Chongqing, China, Jintong Wu wasn’t ready to let the ‘GaoKao’ determine his future. The ‘GaoKao,’ known in English as the National Higher Education Entrance Exam, is a rigorous academic examination that lasts 9 hours in two days. It is a prerequisite for acceptance into almost all higher education institutions in the People’s Republic of China. The test determines which careers each student can pursue, and therefore his or her lifetime pay opportunities.
‘It’s very limiting,’ said Wu. ‘I really wanted to study multiple fields, and with the GaoKao, you just can’t.'”
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