Amid fraud fears, colleges vet China applicants with video
I'm an advisor to one of the companies they mention, Initial View.
"One service provider, InitialView, was launched in Beijing in 2009 by an American couple. While many colleges have interviewed students themselves on the Internet, the company offers verification of student identities. InitialView conducts interviews in 14 cities across China and has begun operating in other countries. "
Here's an earlier, related NYT story: Chinese Students and U.S. Universities Connect Through a Third Party