Chinese parents going to extremes for their kids

Source: Published: 2015/8/5 10:22:20

Highlights: In the eyes' of Chinese parents, children are everything. They are always ready to devote everying they have to make sure their children receive a good education. In China's competitive society, they try their best to give as many rescources to their children as possible to ensure their futures. Chinese parents can endure any hardship in the fight for their children's interests.

  • Parents camp outside a public kindergarten in Daoli district, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province on July 21, 2015 in order to secure their children a spot in the school. Some parents had lived in tents for three to four days to wait in line for enrollment on July 22. Most parents believe public schools offer better education and resources than private schools. Photo: CFP

  • Parents camp in tents to enroll their children at a local kindergarten in Daoli district, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province on July 20, 2015. Photo: CFP

  • A couple from Xianyang, Shaanxi Province and their baby sleep in a hallway at Xi'an Children's Hospital in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi Province on December 22, 2014. The couple had been living in the hospital hallway for seven days so that their child may have a chance at seeing a doctor. The winter brought an increase in parents seeking treatment for their children to the hospital, where many parents were forced to line up for registration at the crack of dawn. Photo: CFP

  • Parents attend a talk given by a private education organization below an overpass near a local middle school in Zhengzhou, Henan Province on June 27, 2015. Many after-school education centers promoted their services to parents as the nearby school held its entrance examinations. Photo: CFP

  • A crowd of parents wait in the summer heat as their children take entrance examinations at the Nanjing Foreign Language School in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province on July 4, 2015. Photo: CFP

  • Parents wait anxiously outside the Shenyang No.9 High School for their children during the national high school entrance examinations in Shenyang, Liaoning Province on June 27, 2015. Photo: CFP

  • Parents rest outside a local high school in Chengdu, Sichuan Province on June 28, 2015 while waiting for enrollment to begin. The results of the high school entrance examinations were released on June 29, but many parents had already queued outside the high school to learn about enrollment policy as soon as possible. Photo: Western China Metropolis Daily/CFP

  • Security guards at Qingjiang Middle and High School stop a parent from trying to enter as parents line up to register their children in Huai'an, Jiangsu Province on June 2, 2015. Photo: CFP

  • Parents camp outside a local hospital to make sure their children get a physical exam as required by their school on the night of July 29, 2015 in Tongchuan, Shaanxi Province. According to some students and parents, the school required students to take physical examinations at designated hospitals before the new term began. Parents and students queued overnight to take the examination. Photo: CFP

  • Parents scramble to burn incense in front of a "sacred tree" ahead of the gaokao outside Lu'an Maotanchang Middle School in Lu'an, Anhui Province on June 1, 2015. Nearly 1,000 parents crowded in the narrow alley to make offerings and pray. Photo: CFP

  • A fire sparked by crowds of parents making incense offerings burns outside the Lu'an Maotanchang Middle School on June 1, 2015. Photo: CFP

  • Students eat dinners brought by their parents outside Lu'an Maotanchang Middle School in Lu'an, Anhui Province on June 3, 2014. Parents deliver lunch and dinner to their children at the school so they can further concentrate on their studies. Photo: CFP

  • Parents and local residents crowd outside Lu'an Maotanchang Middle School to see off the more than 4,000 students departing by bus to gaokao exam sites on June 5, 2015. Photo: CFP

  • Parents stand at an intersection to deter traffic near a gaokao site in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province on June 8, 2014. Although local traffic authorities had taken measures to limit traffic during English listening exams, some parents voluntarily worked to keep traffic noise to a minimum. Photo: CFP

  • Parents wait outside Hengshui No.2 High School during the gaokao in Hengshui, Hebei Province on June 8, 2015. Photo: CFP

  • Parents protest outside a gaokao exam site at Wuhu Tianjiabing Experimental Middle School in Wuhu, Anhui Province on June 8, 2015. Angry parents blocked traffic in a show of support after students refused to hand in their exam sheets following an equipment failure during a listening portion of the exam. Photo: CFP

  • Local government officials meet with angry parents in Wuhu, Anhui Province on June 8, 2015. Photo: CFP

  • Parents sleep in the gymnasium of Central China Normal University in Wuhan, Hubei Province on September 3, 2014. Freshmen from around the country came to the school with their parents in tow to register. Central China Normal University opened the gym to the parents free of charge. Nearly 300 parents spent the night in the gym. Photo: CFP

  • Parents take part in a matchmaking event for their children in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province on April 25, 2015. Photo: CFP

  • Parents exchange information about their children at a matchmaking meet-up in People's Park, Chengdu, Sichuan Province on February 25, 2015. Most in attendance were parents anxious to find a match for their children. Photo: CFP

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