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Foreign students share college entrance exam experience, send best wishes to candidates

2024-06-09 17:14 Last Updated At:21:57

As China's annual national college entrance examination, known as gaokao, began on June 7, foreign students seeking education in China have shed light on the college entrance exams back in their home countries and sent best wishes to all the gaokao candidates.

Mustafa Umut Ozbek, a Turkish student at Tsinghua University in Beijing, discussed the college entrance examination in Türkiye called "YKS".

"(In) Turkiye, the college entrance examination is known as the YKS, which translates to the Higher Education Institution Exam. The exam is conducted in two stages, the first stage is the Basic Proficiency Test, and the second stage is the Field Proficiency Test. In the Field Proficiency Test, students are tested (in) specific fields, such as mathematics, science, literature, (and) social sciences. The exams are usually held in June on the weekends," said Ozbek.

Ozbek also said that preparing for this examination is intense because students will have a lot of pressure and stress. In order to gain a good result, exam takers have to study hard and take courses both within college and online.

Andres Ospina, a Colombian student studying at Tsinghua University, said the college entrance exam in his home country is called "Saber 11".

"It is called 'Saber 11' and it has five subjects, (including) language and reading, math, social sciences, natural sciences and English. Since in Colombia, high schools and colleges can start their classes either in the winter or the summer, then the test can actually be taken twice a year. And people study all throughout their high school years for it. But sometimes they can also go to private academies if they need further studying. So that is how the entrance examination works in Colombia," explained Ospina.

They also sent their best wishes to gaokao candidates.

"To all Chinese students taking the national college entrance examination this year, I wish you (the) best of luck! Your hard work and dedication will pay off. Stay focused, believe in yourself. And remember that it is just one step in your journey. Good luck!" said Ozbek.

"I wish Chinese students a very successful 2024 gaokao. Good luck!" said Ospina.

A total of 13.42 million high school graduates across China participated in this year's college entrance examination. The number is a record high since the matriculation resumed in China in 1977, and marks an increase of 510,000 students compared to last year, according to the Ministry of Education.

Foreign students share college entrance exam experience, send best wishes to candidates

Foreign students share college entrance exam experience, send best wishes to candidates

Foreign students share college entrance exam experience, send best wishes to candidates

Foreign students share college entrance exam experience, send best wishes to candidates

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China makes breakthrough in exhaustive typhoon observation

2024-07-22 21:22 Last Updated At:21:57

China has made a breakthrough in weather monitoring after conducting a multi-dimensional and detailed observation of typhoon Prapiroon in real time, the fourth typhoon this year, according to the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) on Sunday.

Prapiroon is expected to make landfall on south China's island province of Hainan on Sunday night, bringing strong winds and heavy rains to the island province and the Beibu Gulf.

On Sunday morning, the CMA and the Hong Kong Observatory achieved the first joint observation of ocean typhoons using drones and manned aircraft in key areas, accurately capturing the detailed structure of the outer cloud system of Prapiroon.

These observation data can help forecasters analyze information such as typhoon development trends, intensity changes, and structural characteristics. This will help improve the accuracy in mapping the typhoon path, intensity, wind and rain forecasts, according to the meteorological department. The Haiyan-1 drone took off from the national UAV meteorological observation test base at 2:45 on Sunday and flew into typhoon Prapiroon, returning to the base after a two-hour flight.

The drone captured over 4,200 pieces of effective data, transmitting them to various weather bureaus, local meteorological institutes and typhoon research centers.

During the mission, the meteorological monitoring drone accurately dropped eight sondes at the designated time and location, recording data such as temperature, humidity, wind direction, wind speed, and air pressure at different altitudes, allowing for a more detailed observation of the three-dimensional structure of Prapiroon.

At 10:00 on Sunday, the Hong Kong Observatory and the special administrative region's Government Flying Service dispatched manned aircrafts to drop sondes for observation.

Experts said when the typhoon center is far away, meteorological satellites provide typhoon cloud imaging and dynamic remote sensing observations. When the typhoon approaches, the weather radar, wind profiler radar, and coastal nearshore meteorological stations will provide relevant data.

Meanwhile, large high-altitude drones equipped with airborne drop sondes, cloud radars, temperature and humidity profilers and other remote sensing equipment, can obtain three-dimensional vertical structure information of the flight layer and the typhoon, forming a comprehensive typhoon monitoring network, together with meteorological satellites and weather radars, according to experts.

"We use large high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles to conduct observations of sensitive areas of tropical depressions in the South China Sea, providing refined observation data support for the evolution and development path forecast, and the intensity impact forecast of tropical depressions, thereby improving the accurate forecasting capabilities of typhoons," said Zhao Peitao, director of the base office of the Meteorological Observation Center under the CMA.

China makes breakthrough in exhaustive typhoon observation

China makes breakthrough in exhaustive typhoon observation

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