Originally Posted by AAABBBCCC
The students dont have to work hard once they get admission into the top chinese Universities like peking. They spend their teenage years studying like machines to get into University, but after that it is just a joy ride. The ones that want to gtfo of china work super hard to get into top american PhD programs.
Eh, it's kind of like that here in the U.S. Once you get into that elite special liberal arts school, it's just a joy ride and handshakes with a bunch of rich kids (then again, if you were born poor, they won't want to hang out with you).
What needs to happen is that once you make it into an elite school, they need to keep the failure rate at around 30% to maintain the pressure and have them compete (which I think still happens at some engineering schools).