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Recent Chinese Test Scores Underwhelm the Country- The Demise of Bright Chinese

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 29, 2010

In an article from the chinadaily, they stated that in the latest go-round of nation wide testing of Chinese high schoolers, they all sucked. The test results were pretty poor which lead the country to collectively be underwhelmed by their performances. (story below). The thing is that one has to wonder if it is not mother nature or Darwinism impacting this country. In a place where only one child can typically be borne (there are exceptions), this leads the Chinese to do bizarre things, ie. infanticide, killing female fetuses, having 120 boys for every 100 girls.

The impact is that in general the one-child babies seem to be less bright, emotionally and physically adept, and mentally stable as a result (this was proven in tests by both the USA and China). It has also been stated that the young Chinese boys are less “like a boy” than other countries children (the view of the Chinese). So, it makes you wonder if it is not mother natures way of ensuring that the new breed is not overly hostile so as to preserve the race…

“Every June, they capture the nation’s attention as they become the top scorers, or zhuangyuan, in the college entrance exam, or gaokao, across China. People take it for granted that these students are headed toward a bright future. But a recent survey revealed that reality shows otherwise. The survey kept track of more than 1,000 top scorers from 1977 to 2008, and found that none of them stood out in the field of academics, business or politics, failing to fulfill people’s expectations.

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