"Right before dawn, students in Huning have already started their self-studying session. This is one of the most poverty-stricken counties in Western China; here people's only hope is in education, as the way to change their social status. During the same winter season in Beijing, a graduate student faces a big decision. Should he keep trying to survive in the big city or get back to his countryside home? Shanghai's nightfall sparkles with its prosperity, but one graduate from Shanghai Music Conservatory tells her struggle of finding a place in society. China Gate tells the story of young Chinese fighting to change their fate through studying."--Container.