CHINA: Contest for 'prodigy' places in universitiesChina Daily.
But his current goals are not academic. "An apartment in Beijing, a good job and a Beijing hukou [permanent residency]," Zhang said. "Providing a place for the child is the parents' responsibility. They wanted me to come to Beijing for university, and that's what they need to pay for their own choices."
Raising a child prodigy gives parents reason to feel proud, and apparently that's what many hope for. About 1,400 high school students across the country applied this year for 100 to 130 openings in a programme for gifted youths at Xi'an Jiaotong University. The number has been increasing by 200 to 300 annually in the past few years.
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