Doting parents will do anything to give their children an advantage in life - even proffer their toddler's hand to a palmist who will reveal the child's fate for a small fee of 1,200 yuan (HK$1,475).
Many parents in northern Shanxi province are flocking to palm readers for the test, used in kindergartens and designed for children above the age of three months.
Shanxi Daomeng Culture Communication, the company that designed the tests, said the reading of palms helps "determine the children's innate intelligence and potential," Xinhua News Agency reported.
With the one-child policy in the mainland, parents place great emphasis on educating children in the expectation their offspring will support them when they grow old.
Pediatricians, though, scoff at the idea of the palm-reading technology, saying it remains unaccounted for.