CDT takes a look at the alarming state of Chinese academic and scientific fraud, through the Humanist. While the internal debate on scientific fraud in China has been ongoing for many years, the international media and scientific communities has only been aware of this phenomenon relatively recently.
This situation is accompanied by the rapid expansion of Chinese scientific publications. For instance, Chinese scientists published more than 120,000 papers in 2009, compared to 20,000 articles in 1998; second only the US and leap-frogging over Japan.
Update: Rampant Fraud Threat to China’s Brisk Ascent, NYT Oct 6, 2010
the Atlantic Wire reports on the dire state of Chinese science.