UK vs Chinese Math Tests

BBC NEWS reports British chemists as pointing out the difference between an admission test for Chinese science undergrads and a UK university's diagnostic test for incoming students. But perhaps they are comparing Chinese apples with British oranges (or vice versa?)
After all, in the Chinese question (assuming that by "square prism" they mean "right prism" - which is what it looks like) part (ii) could be on the senior level of our own BC high school math contest (and so could the rest if our high school students had any exposure to vectors), and the UK one could be a soft pitch from our Langara  Math Diagnostic Test.

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