. In Case You’ve Missed It Student, 56, considers calling it quits after 27 attempts at college entrance exam « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CNN – Liang Shi, 56, has by many measures led a successful life. He worked in various industries, eventually opened his own business, got married and had a son. But there’s one goal he hasn’t yet achieved, though not for lack of trying: getting a good enough score on China’s college entrance exam to enter a top university. Liang took the grueling two-day exam, known as the “gaokao,” in early June alongside nearly 13 million students nationwide. It marked his 27th time taking the gaokao, having been unsatisfied with his score each time since he first sat the exam 40 years ago.

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