I believe that the Chinese GAOKAO is not that strange to you guys in this forum!The National College Entrance Examination is very very important for Chinese students! High points means that you have the qulification to get a brighter future, no matter what abilities you had!
Get high points is the first step!! The next one is the tuition fees for the university studies! Poor families can not get enough tuition fees easily! If they can't pay enough fees, the students may lost this precious opportunity or their future!
Some of these poor sutdents sell their own paintings to earn money!
Some go to factory!
Some students sell honey!
They use their own ways to earn money so that they can afford their tuition fees! Life is hard for them!!
In my opinion, although our goverment has some solutions to help these students! But for most of them, tuition fees is more difficult than GAOKAO itself!