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China teachers detained for cheating scheme: state media 官方媒體:中國教師協助舞弊被羈押

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Chinese police have detained two high school teachers for providing students with electronic devices to help them cheat on the country’s make or break college entrance exams, state media said last week.

The two teachers in northeastern Jilin province gave students earpieces and receivers through which they had planned to feed students test answers during the nationwide exams that were held June 7-9, Xinhua news agency said.

Liu Yanhua and He Shujie sold 27 such units to parents of students in the city of Songyuan before the test, making a profit of more than 400,000 yuan (about US$60,000), it said.

This year ten million students sat the highly competitive exams, which are considered crucial for Chinese families, as they can determine whether a student enters the country’s educated elite or joins the general work force.

Authorities this year announced stepped-up efforts to crack down on cheating after more than 1,000 applicants were caught cheating on China’s civil servant exams, with some using earpieces and wireless transmitters.

The two teachers could face up to three years in prison if convicted, the report said, without specifying what charges they would possibly face.

No students were likely to face charges as the scheme was busted before it could be carried out, Xinhua said.(AFP)

中國官方媒體上週表示,公安單位已羈押兩名提供電子裝置協助學生在高考中舞弊的高中教師。

新華社表示,東北吉林省這兩名教師原本計畫在本月七至九日全國高考舉行期間,透過提供的耳機和接收器發送答案給學生。

報導中指出,劉艷華和何淑潔(音譯)考前賣了二十七組這類裝置給松原市的考生家長,獲利超過人民幣四十萬元(約六萬美元)。

今年有一千萬名考生參與這場入學考試。對中國家庭來說,這是躋身國內教育精英之列還是淪為廣大勞動族群的激烈競爭,高考「一試定終身」。

繼今年查獲上千名公職考生舞弊,有部分還利用耳機及無線發射器違規後,中國有關當局便宣布加強肅查舞弊。

報導中指出,這兩名教師可能被判處三年以下有期徒刑,但並未具體說明她們會被依何法起訴。

新華社表示,該計畫在付諸實行前便遭破獲,因此考生們將不會被起訴。(法新社�翻譯:林倩如)

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