Chinese Students Flock to U.S. Exams to Chase College Dreams

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Chinese Students Flock to U.S. Exams to Chase College Dreams

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Chinese students form the largest overseas group at U.S. universities and their numbers are rising as families spend a fortune in the quest for an American education to pry open the door to career and social success.

For some parents, overseas education is also seen as a way to avoid China's fiercely competitive national college entrance exam known as the "gaokao", which is taken by millions of teenagers who see it as a make-or-break way to get ahead.

Reporting by Grace Li, REUTERS.

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