BEIJING, June 8 (Xinhuanet) -- The first section of the Gaokao (The annual College Entrance Exam) - Chinese language and literature - came to an end at noon today. Composition topics from different provinces have been revealed and spread widely online following the exam.
The composition topic for students taking the exam in Beijing is "the old rules"; what this refers to is, in the old days, there were many old rules and codes of conduct like speaking in a "gentle" voice, greeting elder people on sight, and standing or sitting straight up.
Many people online shared the "old rules" that parents required them to obey, a topic that became widely discussed among China's netizens.
Students are required to write their understanding about this topic.
Those taking the exams in Southwest China's Sichuan province have to write about what the following topic means to them: "The world belongs to you only after you stand up."
Tianjin's gaokao takers have to give their respective opinions on the hypothetical situation that an intelligent chip was invented that can be implanted in the brain that would make a person smart enough to not have to study any more.