ntinued to take the gaokao test from 1987 to 1991 every year, but every time he faile

d. In 2001, China canceled the age limit on gaokao test-takers, and Liang took the test in 2002.

When his business on construction materials reached a level of s

elf-sufficiency in 2010, he returned and continued to take the test every year since.

Liang scored a 453 in 2016 and a 469 in 2018 — good enough marks to be enrolled by a university — but he gave up the opportunity.

Liang said he felt great pressure from outside as some people questioned his beha

vior, but added he dreamed of being enrolled at a university with a good study environment, not just to get a diploma.