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Chinese Researchers Debate Rash of Plagiarism Cases

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Science  18 Oct 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5286, pp. 337
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5286.337

Summary

Beijing--Three recent cases of plagiarism by Chinese scientists have triggered a vigorous national discussion of the problem and how institutions should respond. Although Chinese officials took swift action in these cases, there is no consensus on the best way to reduce or eliminate such unethical behavior.