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China's Fraud Buster Hit by Libel Judgments; Defenders Rally Round

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Science  01 Dec 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5804, pp. 1366-1367
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5804.1366

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BEIJING-- Two Chinese courts handed down libel judgments last week against China's self-appointed science cop Fang Shi-min and the newspapers and Internet sites that have featured his writings on pseudoscience and fraud. His backers are setting up two funds to help foot the costs of litigation. (Read more.)