Bra curb in force for Chinese exams

AFP-JIJI

More than 9 million students packed exam halls across China for the opening day of the country’s university entrance exam Friday, with attempts to stop cheating even leading to bans on metal bra clasps.

Students in the northeastern province of Jilin were banned from wearing clothing with metal parts, and education authorities installed metal detectors in exam centers to clamp down on “wireless cheating devices,” the state-run Global Times reported.

Authorities have become increasingly concerned about the risk of examinees using devices such as smartphones — some of which have become smaller and easier to hide — as an illicit aid during tests.