An article in today’s China Daily, written by a westerner, on academic corruption in China….

“because the government remains the principal source of funding for institutions of higher education, they are forced to compete with each other on the basis of rubrics, including the number of publications of their faculty. International rankings similarly depend on publications. All this leads to a temptation to inflate the number of publications, sometimes by repeat publications …, copying the work of others, fabricating research findings, including scientific data, and more.”

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