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Discussion in 'International Forum' started by SHERRIF ARPAIO, Aug 4, 2011.


    SHERRIF ARPAIO JF-Expert Member

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    Plagiarism Plague Hinders China's Scientific Ambition; In 2010, when her scientific publication, theJournal of Zhejiang University-Science, became the first in China to use CrossCheck text analysis software to spot plagiarism, Zhang was pleased to be a trailblazer. But when the first set of results came in, she was upset and horrified.
    "In almost two years, we find about 31 percent of papers with unreasonable copy[ing] and plagiarism," she says, shaking her head. "This is true."
    For computer science and life science papers, that figure went up to almost 40 percent. When Zhang published these findings, she was criticized for bringing shame on Chinese scientists, even though she had emphasized that many of the papers were from overseas. More scientific papers come out of China than out of any other country but the U.S., and Chinese leaders vow it will be a research superpower by 2020.
    But repeated scientific fraud scandals continue to bedevil China's reputation as an innovator. Zhang and others say blame lies in part with traditional Chinese culture, which values rote memorization and repetition and holds that copying a teacher's work is a way of learning. Zhao Yan of ScienceNet, which boasts of being the world's biggest online science community, agrees.
    "Chinese culture has weaknesses which hinder innovation, such as being afraid to criticize, being afraid to show personality or think independently. These are big hindrances to the establishment of a scientific culture," he says.
    "We have to lose some of the Confucian obedience of the university system, and have more give and take, and collaboration and aggressive debate, to move molecules forward, to move ideas forward," says Zhao Yan, the co-author of a report called "China: The Life Sciences Leader of 2020.""You can also ask the question, 'At what point does the free expression challenge in China get in the way of scientific research?' And that's a fair question, which I don't have an answer to," he says.
    Despite the outpouring of Chinese papers, Chinese research isn't that influential globally. Thomson Reuters' Science Watch website notes that China isn't even in the top 20 when measuring the number of times a paper is cited on a national basis. ScienceNet's Zhao says he fears Chinese research is still about quantity rather than quality.
    "If you are only publishing lots of garbage research, then it doesn't have any meaning. Now we only see the quantity. But scientific research only cares about quality," he says
    There is another explanation behind this plague of plagiarism: money. Chinese academics receive bonuses and promotions based on how much they publish, and the necessity of being published has led to high-profile scandals.
    Wang Lingyun has yet another explanation for the rampant plagiarism and copying: political hierarchy. A philosopher from Yunnan University, Wang was a victim of plagiarism. He was horrified when he read an article written by someone else in one of China's top philosophical journals that conflated two of his papers. The journal later offered a retraction and an apology, but Wang is still bitter about the experience.

    Louisa Lim/NPR
    Students at one of China's top high schools, Beijing's No. 4 High School, take part in a Model United Nations debate in English. Many of China's brightest students now plan to continue their studies overseas - in part, as one 17-year-old put it, because he needs "more freedom."
    Louisa Lim/NPR
    Helen Zhang's University of Zhejiang scientific journal was the first in China to use CrossCheck text analysis software to scan for plagiarism. She discovered that over a two-year period, 31 percent of all papers showed unreasonable copying or plagiarism. The results are a symbol of the country's uphill battle to become a global leader in innovative scientific thought.

    "China is still a society of official standard thought," he says. "Everything is run by officials, and a higher-rank official can crush a lower rank. Many academics who commit plagiarism are also officials, so they're seldom held responsible. Words from people of a lower rank mean little."
    For example, one international journal, Acta Crystallographica Section E, has, since December 2009, retracted 120 papers from Chinese scientists - with 70 fraudulent papers originating from one university, Jinggangshan University in Jiangxi province.

    Repercussions For The Future
    Now there is a danger that China's best and brightest are being scared away. This year, the four students with the highest marks in Beijing's high school graduation exam, or gaokao, all chose to study in Hong Kong, where the system is more open, sparking much soul-searching about China's educational system.
    Beijing's No. 4 High School is a hothouse of the country's very brightest. Academically, the school is extremely impressive, but many of its students plan to go overseas for tertiary study. Peter Wang, 17, dreams of majoring in math and business at Harvard, Williams College or MIT. When asked why, he doesn't mince his words: "Maybe they're freer in the field of studying. We have more opportunities in such open surroundings. I need more freedom."
    Source: http://www.npr.org

    RAJ PATEL JR JF-Expert Member

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    "If you are only publishing lots of garbage research, then it doesn't have any meaning. Now we only see the quantity. But scientific research only cares about quality,"

    What the chinese cares about is quantity and not quality. The will copy anything iphones, blackberries, research papers, etc
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    Africans are in no position to critisize the Chinese. After all Africans are starving to death as we speak and the Chinese are colonizing Africa. If they are "vilaza" how come they are taking over your continent?
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    Si bora wachina wana copy mambo ya msingi na wanaendelea kwa kasi kubwa kuliko sisi tunao copy starehe, unzinzi nk na matokeo yake tuko palepale na wala sisi watz hatuwezi kujilinganisha na china hata kwa 0.1% maana hawa jamaa hawana mchezo kabisa. Sisi tunajua kutumia tu maana hata hizo simu wanazokopi sisi hatuwezi kabisa kufanya hivyo. Hata wazungu wanakopi sana isipokuwa kwa vile saizi China imekuwa threat katika uchumi wa dunia na maendeleo ya kisayansi hivyo wanaisakama sana lkn kamwe hawataiweza. jamaa wako juu saizi na nindhani miji yao sasa ni mizuri kuliko ulaya kwani ulaya imebaki kuwa magofu tu
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    Mtasema sana, wachina wao wanachanja mbuga.
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    Kidzude JF-Expert Member

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    si wabongo hata kwenye mstari wa zero hatujavuka kama kipimo cha ukilaza tupo kwenye hasi. nani anabisha? mmemskia mbowe jana bungeni?
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    Mbona Wajapani waliendelea kwa sababu ya kucopy kila kitu baada ya vita kuu ya dunia?
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    Sijali JF-Expert Member

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    Si kukopi, hakuna neno lake la kiswahili lakini inaitwa 'reverse engineering' kila taifa linalo/lililoendelea linafanya hivyo. Si kwa sababu ya upumbavu bali zaidi kwa kufupisha masafa na muda wa utafiti, pia kujua umahiri wa mwingine. wa mantiki hiyo, hata Marekani inafanya hivyo.
    Baada ya China kwa reverse engineering sasa taifa linaloinukia kwa nguvu ni Iran. Katika medani fulani fulani, kama nano technology na hata aina za laser technology Iran inazipita hata nchi kubwa za Ulaya baada ya kufanya reverse engineering kwa muda wa miaka kadhaa.

    SHERRIF ARPAIO JF-Expert Member

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    kazi kweli kweli
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    Rungu JF-Expert Member

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    Mchina kawazidi kete!

    August 1st, 2011 at 10:26 am
    11 Furniture – China’s fake Ikea store

    Lobby of the 11 Furniture store in China.

    In the southern district of Kunming city in southwest China, is a 10,000 square meter, four-story building that could make Swedish furniture giant Ikea uneasy. The store, 11 Furniture, is a fake Ikea store.

    Endelea kusoma

    VUVUZELA JF-Expert Member

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    Wazee wa mafeki wamezidi sasa yaani stores feki za Apple, Ikea, Research papers
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    tel him dont rate them like that..