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China's plan for college spots for poor ignites class conflict

At issue is the system of higher education in which top schools are concentrated in big prosperous cities


CHENG Nan has spent years trying to ensure that her 16-year-old daughter gets into a college near their home in Nanjing, an affluent city in eastern China. She wakes her at 5.30am to study maths and Chinese poetry and packs her schedule so tightly that she has only 20 days of