Further Fallout from Wen Family Wealth Exposé

At The New York Times’ The Lede blog, David Barboza answered readers’ questions about his recent investigation into the wealth of Wen Jiabao’s family, discussing the article’s origins, timing and sources:...

China Aims To Renew Status As Scientific Superpower

A three-part series by Louisa Lim at NPR explores China’s quest for scientific prestige. Frequently, it emerges, this is marked by impressive but superficial figures such as raw numbers of papers published, rather than...

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...

Rampant Cheating Hurts China’s Research Ambitions

From AP: When professors in China need to author research papers to get promoted, many turn to people like Lu Keqian. Working on his laptop in a cramped spare bedroom, the former schoolteacher ghostwrites for professors,...

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 Long March

With corruption in the Chinese education system in the news following the dismissal of the Minister of Education, Times Higher Education last week published a prescient article about the state of Chinese universities: From a...

Yale Professor Criticizes Wide Spread Plagiarism at Peking University

From China’s Scientific & Academic Integrity Watch: Professor Stephen Stearns of Yale has spent this Fall at Peking University teaching two undergraduate courses on evolution. The school, also affectionately known as Beida, is one of the most prestigious universities in China. Today, a letter by him is circulating the school’s BBS and a few other […]

Chinese Professors Sanctioned for Plagiarism –

From Two Chinese professors have been punished for plagiarism in their published papers, with the circulation of a notice of reproval. Beijing Times reported that the Regulatory Commission of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) issued a notice of criticism Wednesday for professors Ai Yong, from Wuhan University and Zhang Lianshun, from the […]

China’s top communist scholar ‘stole liberal dissident’s ideas’ – Chris Gill

From the Guardian: A Chinese professor adopted as the intellectual poster boy of the Communist party has come under fire for plagiarising the work of a dissident jailed by the government in the early 1990s. Zhou Ye Zhong, a professor at Wuhan University, is credited with much of the inspiration behind the current leadership’s new […]



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