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News of £3.7m Cambridge Donation Censored

Fears arose last month that the Chinese government is covertly attempting to buy influence at Cambridge University with a large donation whose organiser has close ties to Beijing. The Telegraph now reports that news of the...

Academic Integrity Under Fire in China Scandals

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...

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...

Lancet Urges China To Tackle Scientific Fraud

From BBC News: The British medical journal the Lancet has urged China’s authorities to do more to tackle scientific fraud. Recently, dozens of papers were found to be faked. “China’s government must assume...

Chinese Academia Ghost-writing ‘Widespread’

From BBC News: More than $100m (£63m) changes hands in China every year for ghost-written academic papers, according to research by a Chinese university. The study, by Wuhan University, says Chinese academics and students often...

China Targets an Academic Culture of Cut-and-Paste

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...

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