academic fraud

How Shady Agents Get Chinese into US Colleges

While many U.S. colleges see a boom in applications from China, many applicants rely heavily on education agents who are sometimes not above using shady tactics to help their clients through the unfamiliar admission process....

China as an Innovation Center? Not So Fast

China’s surge in patent applications and impressive R&D spending mask a lack of genuinely groundbreaking work, according to a Wall Street Journal article: Over 95% of the Chinese applications were filed domestically...

Rampant Fraud Threat to China’s Brisk Ascent

The New York Times reports on recent cases on academic and scientific fraud that have been the focus of scrutiny in China: China devotes significant resources to building a world-class education system and pioneering research in...

Controversial Doctor Detained in Fang Zhouzi Case

China’s Scientific & Academic Integrity Watch reports (h/t Danwei) that an arrest has been made in the attack against scientific fraud investigator Fang Shimin, otherwise known as Fang Zhouzi: Beijing Police Bureau...

The Dire State of Chinese Science

The Atlantic Wire has a round-up of recent articles about various issues and problems in the scientific field in China: Despite a strongly pro-science official stance, the state of science in China is not good. That, at least,...

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