China Eyes Cheaters

By Matthew Harwood

Big Brother's about to look over the shoulder of millions of Chinese students taking their college entrance exams next week, according to the BBC.

In China, video cameras are being installed in almost 60,000 examination halls to prevent cheating in next week's national college entrance exams.

In the past, some students have been caught using hi-tech equipment, including tiny radio receivers, to get help with exam questions.

For three days next week, more than 10 million Chinese students will sit exams to determine their college entrance.

The exams are seen as potentially life-changing and the competition is fierce.

Here's PBS's Wide Angle explaining the hypercompetitiveness of the exams and the pressure facing Chinese youth. Let's just say it makes the SATs look like Sunday brunch.


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