China: 62 Suspects Arrested for Aiding Exam Fraud

Chinese police arrested 62 people suspected of selling electronics and falsified documents for exam fraud, said the ministry of Education of China on the eve of the National Higher Education Entrance Examination.

Nearly 9.33 million students to take the exam to be held from June 7 to 8.

The police and the administration offices of education throughout the country dismantled 45 cases of fraud, including dismantling a network of illegal trade on electronics such as wireless headsets and radios, said the Department of Education in a statement published on its official website.

In the latter case, the local police in Xiamen, a city in Fujian province (southeast) in China, arrested two suspects who were advertising documents which contain falsified information and electronic systems using for cheats in the upcoming exam.

National Higher Education Entrance Examination, or “gaokao” in Chinese, is the largest standardized test in the world. However, a series of scandals involving the use of electronic systems for cheats cast a shadow on this system.