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  • 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!