Editorial : Gaokao reforms: those trailing will lag further behind

【明報專訊】EARLY this month eight million students in mainland China entered university. The first batch of university students born in this century, they see boundless prospects for not only their separate lives but also the country. The National Higher Education Entrance Examination (Gaokao) system, which determines who can go to university, affects the way talent is nurtured for the country and manifests social fairness and justice. The reform package unveiled the other day will widen the "glaring rich-poor discrepancy" in educational resources, lowering the chances of young people living in backward areas of going to university.