Chinese Arrest Three in Wi-Fi Exam Cheating Caper

The Chinese news agency Xinhua reported that three people have been arrested for using Wi-Fi microphones to cheat on national college entrance exams. The exams, which are "make or break" rites of academic passage, are considered state secrets before the tests, Xinhua reported.  

"Police in Jiutai, in the northeastern province of Jilin, became suspicious when a minibus remained parked outside a school hosting the exam Thursday, Xinhua announced.

Inside, they found three people, two of them staring at a computer screen and talking into a walkie-talkie. A student in the examination hall used a wireless microphone to read out the questions and received the answers from the van, Xinhua quoted their confessions as saying.

The three charged the student 12,000 yuan ($1,500), the report said.

In a separate incident, the Chinese police found 42 pairs of so-called "cheating shoes," with transmitting and reception ability, in an apartment in Shenyang, the provincial capital, the state media reported. "Cheating wallets" and hats have also been popular this year, the news agency said.

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