Amid the Xi administration’s continuing efforts to promote ideological orthodoxy, the New...
by Natalie Ornell | Feb 18, 2014
The firing of politically active professor Xia Yeliang from Peking University last October sparked...
by Paulina Hartono | Jul 29, 2010
Susan D. Blum, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, writes on changing standards of academic conduct in China for The China Beat: China is in the midst of a great upheaval in terms of higher education and...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 15, 2010
Two recent scandals in China have generated heated debates online about integrity and honesty in both academia and the corporate world. First, former chairman of Microsoft China, Tang Jun, has been under fire for allegedly lying...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 23, 2009
The Christian Science Monitor reports on academic fraud in China: The latest fraud to rock Chinese academia centers on He Haibo, an associate professor of pharmacology at the prestigious Zhejiang University. He now admits to...
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 29, 2007
From Yale Daily News: A Yale biology professor who taught at Peking University this fall as part of a joint program between the two schools has accused the Chinese school of turning a blind eye toward plagiarism, raising questions about the academic integrity of an institution that is a central partner in Yale’s internationalization efforts. […]
by Liu Yong | Aug 5, 2007
From Xinhua: The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) has blacklisted 13 academicians for fraud, sources with the foundation said Friday. This is the NSFC’s fourth round of “naming and shaming” of scholarly fraudsters since 2005. The fraudulent practices included unattributed quotes, plagiarism, falsifying signatures, fabricating personal information and scientific data and violating application […]
by Sophia Cao | Aug 14, 2006
From Danwei blog: Early last month, Harvard math professor Qiu Chengtong accused Peking University of listing on its faculty “foreign professors” who in reality had little or nothing to do with the school. The...
by Xiao Qiang | Jul 15, 2006
From The People’s Daily: Presidents of leading Chinese universities on Friday blasted the country’s rampant academic misconduct, blaming a ridiculous research assessment system and declining ethical standards. “Overall academic ethics have hit rock bottom,” Zhu Qingshi, president of Chinese Science and Technology University, told Chinese and foreign university heads in Shanghai for the week-long University […]
by Michael Zhao | May 15, 2006
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 […]
by Liu Yong | May 12, 2006
From SciDev.Net (link): Chinese scientists based overseas have written an open letter to officials in China urging them to set up a formal process to deal with allegations of scientific misconduct. The letter dated 8 May was signed by 120 Chinese scientists, mostly based at US universities, and sent to China’s science minister, the president […]
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