Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles The results from the National College Entrance Examination, or NCEE, will be released today. Candidates and their parents are both nervous and excited to see the results of this highly-watched national test. So, how do exam candidates and their parents view the NCEE? For me, the NCEE is the easiest way to change my path in life, my future. And what's your opinion? My parents aren't rich, so the NCEE is my only chance. My wish is for my granddaughter to make something of herself and become successful. Nowadays, without a college degree, your only work option is physical labor, and that makes for a hard life. It's no way to live. Really. It's important to graduate from a good university. When you do, you have better starting salaries, benefits and all. The competition is so intense they won't even interview without a college degree. You know what? My son got over 600 on the NCEE! Wow! Your son got over 600! That's a really good score! Jiarui, go online to see if your score is already posted. What? The scores are up? Your brother works at the Education Bureau, so you know. Hey, the bus is here. - Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! … - No, it's not up yet. Oh, okay. Hey, call me as soon as you get your score. Please don't forget! Fine, I won't. You already told me three times. You usually have good grades, so I'm not worried! Don't forget to call me! Mrs. Xu, are you checking again? Yeah. Very soon the results will be out. Don't worry. Jiarui's is usually first or second in her class. For the NCEE, she'll be fine! Of course she'll be fine! I'm ready to congratulate her! Once she's admitted to college, we'll celebrate! You'll all be invited. I hope so! - You sure will! - Well, you know, we might have two things to celebrate! Oh? Look. The sales manager position is open, right? In terms of qualification and performance, I can't think of a better candidate than Mrs. Xu! - Right? - Don't be so sure. Office meeting! Please allow me to introduce our new sales manager, Li Jiaqi. Hello, everyone. Oh, the new sales manager! I hope you'll all assist her in her new duties. I look forward to learning from you all. Welcome! Alright. That's all. Let's get back to work. Mm. Okay. Mrs. Xu. Yes. Take Ms. Li and show her around. Yes, of course. Thank you. Let's start this way. Hey! Hey! Yuehua! Yuehua! Come here! Come here! You know what? The new sales manager they promoted started working here 2 years ago. - And she's already promoted to sales manager! - Right. Li Jiaqi has a pretty good performance record, but not quite as good as Mrs. Xu. But I've heard she graduated from a renown university. Oh, that's why. Mrs. Xu definitely has the ability, but she only has … she only has a 2-year degree. Against someone from a prestigious university, she can't measure up. Yeah, you know, this is preferential treatment. Now I really understand what they mean when they say "To be a scholar is to be at the top of society." - Oh, knock it off! - Stop showing off! Just stop it, will you? - Oh, she comes. - Hey, didn't you have a client appointment? Oh, right, right, right. Mrs. Xu. Hey, Jiarui, did you get your score? What? With the release of the NCEE results, comes a new group of NCEE champions. The top scorers in arts and sciences from Hebei Province come from Hengshui High School. We have heard that these two champions have already been invited for extended visits… Turn it off. …at Peking University and Tsinghua University on June 22. More details, after the break. Retest. You must get into a prestigious university. That's the only way you'll have a good future. Mom, I don't want to retest. Excuse me? I don't want to. Do you know what you're saying? The future of our family depends on you, my child. Do you know that? Your father and I, we work ourselves to the bone for your education, so you can get into a good university, so you can have a good future, and now you don't want to retest? You're such a disappointment! Alright, enough. Let's finish dinner, now. Listen, she missed the prestigious university by two points. There's nothing wrong with her going to a regular university. You think she'll get the same out of that? Decent companies, they don't even consider regular university graduates. That's just how it is in China. Officials and rich people run everything. Our family, we don't have money or power. Unless you get into a good college, you'll spend your life working hard for someone else, and you'll be bullied and oppressed forever! Do you get that? Look at your cousin Xu Tao. If she hadn't made it into a prestigious university, would she be so successful today? "Those who toil with their minds govern, and those who toil with their hands are governed." If you want to find a decent job in the future, if you want to be respected, you have to test into a good college! It's the only way to change your future! The only thing you want is for me to get in a good college. Have you ever thought about what I want? All these years, I haven't dared going after what I want and pursuing my own dreams. I've been living like a studying machine, and I've done everything you asked me to do. I'm not just a puppet you can play with! Jiarui! I will not take the test again. I'll become a street sweeper if that's what I want. Jiarui! Don't speak to your mother like that. Who do you think you are? You think you're all grown up? - Alright, calm down. - I can't believe her! Finish dinner. I can't. I can't let her do that. Come on, let's get to work. We have to finish everything today. Everyone, come get some water! Okay! Coming! Here you go. Jiarui! Quick, come have some water! Wenhui. Jiarui isn't cut out for this work. Go tell her to come drink, she'll wear herself out. Mom, don't worry about that. Let's see how long she'll last. Yeah, mom. Wenhui knows what she's doing. Jiarui!