Plaigarism Plague Hinders China’s Scientific Ambitions

August 3, 2011

China is forecast to become the world's leading innovator this year, overtaking the United States and Japan in number of patent filings, according to Thomson Reuters. More scientific papers come out of China than 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.

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