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  • Zhu Daoqun, a manager at the cram factory, is pictured next to a student on May 30. Photo: VCG_Gallery: Inside Asia’s Biggest ‘Cram Factory’
     
     
    Zhu Daoqun, a manager at the cram factory, is pictured next to a student on May 30. Photo: VCG
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Gallery: Inside Asia’s Biggest ‘Cram Factory’

Each year before China’s high-pressure national college entrance exams in early June, parents bring their children to what is said to be Asia’s biggest cram school — Maotanchang Middle School in Anhui province. There, children train around the clock with militaristic precision. Meanwhile, the relatives who have accompanied them eke out a living inside or nearby

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Zhu Daoqun, a manager at the cram factory, is pictured next to a student on May 30. Photo: VCG
Two mothers who work at the factory prepare food for their children and other students on May 30. Photo: VCG
This 77-year-old man makes a living by selling widgets outside the school, where his grandson studies. Photo: VCG
This mother of one child at the school makes a living by making shoes nearby. Photo: VCG
Parents dance while their children study on May 29. Photo: VCG

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Gallery: Inside Asia’s Biggest ‘Cram Factory’