In a story related to yesterday’s post, as well as the HanXin ????chip scandal, the Christian Science Monitor reports on a Chinese government study of 180 Ph.D. candidates which found that fully 60% admitted to plagiarism and bribery. Can it be possible? Are Chinese academic standards really so very low, when Western instructors both in Chinese and American institutions of higher learning have generally viewed their Chinese students as upon the proverbial pedestal?
If true, American companies building R&D facilities in China, several of whom have been clients, need to pay heightened attention to the trustworthiness of the work their new hires purport to have performed as well as the reliability of results obtained in their own labs.
For modern-day mainland Chinese, does the goal and one’s pursuit of it validate any means of obtaining it, including the purposeful obscuration of the truth?
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