Chinese science
May 24th, 2006

This article in Nature says “Chinese science risks being sliced up by a double-edged sword:rampant scientific misconduct on the one hand,and persecution based on false accusations on the other.The lack of confidence in official mechanisms for properly investigating fraud has led to increased reliance on websites that challenge the records and publications of Chinese scientists.But many are concerned about the damage such untested allegations can cause;more than 100 Chinese scientists based in the United States have sent an open letter to the Chinese government,asking it to set up mechanisms to ensure that claims of scientific misconduct are investigated fairly”.

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