Research fraud rampant in China – Robert Marquand

From the Christian Science Monitor (link):

For scientists and researchers in China, the Chen case, while embarrassing, is all too typical. Other fraud cases are coming to light that reveal a deeply ingrained habit of plagiarism, falsification, and corruption – widely recognized, but not widely policed or punished in Chinese universities.

The stunning revelation of fraud and fakery in the heart of China’s R&D industry has vindicated a feisty set of scholars who are gaining traction in exposing a culture of fraud and corruption in China’s colleges.

Just days ago authorities revealed that the Hanxin digital signal chip, a so-called “Chinese chip” designed to enhance home-grown computer technology, is not an original. Chen Jin, “father of the Chinese chip,” evidently used a product from a foreign firm to win a lucrative bid in 2003 – ironically, to spearhead a much publicized patriotic national drive to create a Chinese super microchip.

See also – China Daily’s “Plagiarism, fake research plague academia” (link); – CDT’s “Chinese scientist fired over chip fraud” (link); – also science fraud whistle blower Fang Zhouzi’s blog, in Chinese (link)


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