Yao said that there is no end to learning and that he hopes to achieve a passing score this year so he can become a literature student.
He has written a number of articles on his life in retirement and in 2001 finished a 300,000-word novel.
His favorite universities are Peking University and Beijing Normal University.
For the test, Yao reviewed all subjects by himself and didn’t take any tutorial classes, saying that books are the best teacher.
He studied for about four hours a day, always during the day: “I have to d
o housework. I watch TV at night, paying attention to the current affairs,” he said.
The most difficult subject for him is mathematics. “If I can overcome math, the other subjects are much easier,” he said.
His children support him. He now lives by himself, and isn’t nervous about the ex
am. The test venue is about a kilometer away from his house, and he plans to get there by bus.
skiing training and the number will continue to rise, with expectations of 70,000 enrolled by the end of this year, he added.
He also said Yanqing has built more ski runs over the last two years, based on seasonal features and site conditions.
Some important events and testing activities are expected to be he
ld in Yanqing – for example, the 14th National Winter Games Alpine skiing speed events in 2020.
Zheng, the deputy commissioner, said schools in Yanqing also created some outdoor ice rinks when winter weather cond
itions allowed, while in summer, manmade ice would be a good choice for campuses to open up skating practice.
Yanqing will put more effort into increasing the number of qua
lified winter sports instructors, improving school curriculum and hastening constr
uction of winter sports venues to add more flavor to the upcoming Winter Olympics in China, he said.