Chinese students who cheated at university entrance examination are now to stiff face penalties
Those caught cheating will be banned from repeating the test for several years, while anyone caught facilitating mass cheating or paying someone else to sit the test on their behalf can face up to seven years in prison.
Already, surveillance drones and metal detectors are deployed to catch those smuggling in illicit radio equipment, while iris and fingerprint scanners ferret out brainy stooges paid to sit the test on behalf of the bonafide student.
For the first time, swat teams will accompany test papers, with at least eight police officers guarding each examination hall in Beijing.
An estimated 9.4 million high school students are vying for just over 3 million undergraduate places.