Testing times ahead for those sitting
This year’s gaokao, or national college entrance exam, will take place from Thursday to Saturday across the country. About 9.8 million students will sit the tests which will determine whether they can go to college and what college they can attend. British singer-songwriter Sam Smith will make his Chinese debut with a show in Beijing’s Cadillac Arena on Oct 25. The Beijing concert is part of The Thrill of It All World Tour, which began in the United Kingdom in March, before moving on to 70 other cities across Europe, North America and Asia. Tickets for the Beijing show will go on sale on Thursday. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter received a Guinness World Record when his 2014 debut album, In the Lonely Hour, remained in the top 10 of the British Official Albums Chart Top for 69 consecutive weeks. The 2018 FINA Diving World Cup is set to be held from Monday to Sunday in Wuhan, Hubei province. Divers from 26 countries and regions are expected to take part in the ongoing World Cup. China will field a strong lineup in the event, including Olympic champions Chen Aisen, Shi Tingmao, Cao Yuan and other 13 divers from the national diving team.