De­spite 10

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION - LI DONGHUA

Li Donghua, 32, has taken the gaokao, China’s col­lege en­trance exam, 10 times. He fi­nally passed this year.

I’ve been in love with paint­ing since I was a boy. Many art teach­ers have told me I have tal­ent and have en­cour­aged me to ap­ply to the Cen­tral Academy of Fine Arts, one of the best art schools in China.

It’s been my dream to be en­rolled there, but to do it I have to pass the gaokao.

I took my first test in 2001. I got a

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