Chinese Students: Breaking the Rules Overseas

Late last month, The Guardian reported on Li Yang, a 26-year-old graduate student at the UK’s University of Bath, who was jailed for trying to bribe his professor after failing his master’s dissertation: A failing...

Another Year, Another Wild Gaokao

Over 9 million Chinese high school students sat for Thursday’s National Higher Education Entrance Exam, or gaokao, where AFP’s Beh Lih Yi reports that intravenous drips, hormone injections, transmitters and ear...

China’s Hi-tech Answer To Cheats

From BBC News: In China, video cameras are being installed in almost 60,000 examination halls to prevent cheating in next week’s national college entrance exams. In the past, some students have been caught using hi-tech...

3,000 students cheat in 2006 college entrance examinations – Xinhua News Agency

From Xinhua News Agency: Three thousand students cheated in the annual college entrance examinations held earlier this month, according to a senior official with the Ministry of Education (MOE). In recent years, students have been caught using mobile phones to send text messages or contact people outside the exam room. In response, mobile phone detectors […]

Cheaters may prosper, but community doesn’t – Xinhua

From Xinhua (link): In Chinese universities, published dissertations closely correlate with a teacher’s promotion, salary and other perks. Instead of placing emphasis on the quality of research findings, the number of books and research papers that have been published is deemed as a benchmark for the successful academic career of a professor. As a result, […]

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