This time each year, more than 9 million Chinese teenagers are packed into examination halls to take the “gaokao,” a grueling, memorization-heavy, two-day exam that determines which universities they go to. At least two million of them won’t get in at all—and the gaokao can determine a student’s entire career path, since a given university often feeds into a specific industry.
With so much hanging in the balance, cheating is common. Authorities and cheaters are locked in a constant cat and mouse battle, and the officials in the city of Luoyang might take the cake for the fanciest innovation: an anti-cheating drone (link in Chinese).
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