academic corruption

Show Me the Money

For Science, Mara Hvistendahl recounts the experiences of theoretical physicist Ulf Leonhardt, who...

“A Diploma is Worth Money; an Education is Not”

Fake diplomas from domestic and American “universities” continue to stir up trouble in the Chinese job market, despite growing media exposure. Some customers are aware of the fraud but are eager to take the shortcut; others did...

Lies, Damn Lies and Chinese Science

In The Humanist, Sam Geall looks at recent cases of academic or scientific fraud in China, and the “science cops,” such as Fang Zhouzi and Fang Xuanchang, who are trying to keep the facts in check. The article...

Science Cop’ Fang Zhouzi Injured in Attack near Home

Fang Zhouzi, a campaigner against academic and scientific fraud who recently led the campaign to expose alleged fraud by business leader Tang Jun, was apparently attacked outside his home, according to China Daily: Fang Zhouzi,...

Publish or Perish in China

The journal Nature has an article about academic pressures and misconduct in China. Only the first paragraph is available without subscription on the Nature website: The latest in a string of high-profile academic fraud cases in...

The Price Of Publication

We’ve read much in the Chinese press about students who email-order theses and professors plagiarizing colleagues. We’ve also read a lot of stories about what companies pay for positive exposure. Cross those two problems and, presto, the pages of many scholarly journals in China today are, apparently, for sale. According to a probe last week […]



Subscribe to CDT


Browsers Unbounded by Lantern

Now, you can combat internet censorship in a new way: by toggling the switch below while browsing China Digital Times, you can provide a secure "bridge" for people who want to freely access information. This open-source project is powered by Lantern, know more about this project.

Google Ads 1

Giving Assistant

Google Ads 2

Anti-censorship Tools

Life Without Walls

Click on the image to download Firefly for circumvention

Open popup

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.