China's scandals get worse

Bruce Einhorn

More sci-tech scandals in China. I’ve blogged (here and here) about Chen Jin, the Shanghai engineer who has been fired from Shanghai Jiaotong University after being accused of faking what had been acclaimed as China’s first home-developed digital signal processor. In this week’s print edition of BusinessWeek, I have a story that looks at charges and countercharges involving other Chinese academics. The cases are important, but nobody ever died or suffered severe bodily harm from a fake DSP chip. The same can’t be said about the victims of two gruesome cases currently getting headlines in China, cases that dramatically show the severity of the country’s problems with fraud in the world of science and technology.

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