HighTech-Cheating Like A Boss in China

In China fanden am Wochenende die chinesischen Abschlussprüfungen („Gaokao“) statt, während denen 9,4 Millionen Kids nicht nur über zehn Millionen Seiten Papier grübeln, sondern auch mit DIY-HighTech-Kram bei den Arbeiten bescheißen. Oben eine Brille mit Kamera, im Bild rechts eine Kamera im Stift, die Antworten sollten per Ohrstöpsel geliefert werden.

China’s students have apparently developed skills for building cheating devices to use during an SAT-like exam that look like they have been pulled straight from a James Bond movie. Ahead of China’s massive college entrance exam — the Gaokao — that took place on Saturday and Sunday, local media outlets released photos of cheating devices confiscated by police around the country in recent weeks.

The photos show intricate cheating equipment, a majority of which were created by students in the southwestern city of Chengdu before taking a different test, the National Professional and Technological Personnel Qualification Examination. Around 40 students, all originally from Shanghai, were reportedly caught with the devices, which were disguised to look like everyday objects.

Some of the uncovered equipment included miniature cameras installed into both a pen and a set of glasses, as well as wireless earphones resembling small earplugs. In one instance, a grey tank top was wired with a plug capable of connecting to a mobile phone that could be used to send out information. There was also a camera installed in the shirt.

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