Revision, China Style

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The sight of students in a Chinese school hooked up to intravenous drips in order to better study on through the night has lately been drawing much attention to the remarkable quality of Chinese education.

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Parents are said to approve of the practice, being willing to pay any price in order to secure better grades.

The local government reportedly already subsidises the amino acids drips to in a bid to boost performance at national college entrance exams, but the time lost moving students to the infirmary to administer them prompted this school to move the drips to the classroom.

In the best tradition of both China and obscure supplements, there appears to be little scientific evidence that the practice actually boosts performance, and also little guarantee over what exactly is put in the feeds.

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