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Fang Zhouzi, China’s “Science Cop” Gets the Beat Down

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 30, 2010

This is sad, but it is China. I have posted about a guy named Fang Zhouzi who is like a one man gang against Chinese plagiarism and falsifying academic records, fraud etc. Well, I guess it was just a matter of time until something like this happened. The guy was attacked with hammers and some type of mace.The story is sad, aside from the obvious in terms of suffering and injustice, but also shows just how depraved the Chinese can be. The guy, Fang Zhouzi, is great for uncovering fraud in academia and the sciences in China, he was educated in the west and just wants to promote academia and intellectual honesty. But this is China, where face is paramount, face and money, so some people are pissed at this guy and beat his ass. I have no idea why, but he has returned to China and they are making him pay for his ‘transgressions’.

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