The Problem of Plagiarism in China

April 13, 2010

Efforts to build China's academic stature may be hindered by widespread plagiarism, the Associated Press reported. The article noted that experts blame weak punishments and a system that seems to value the quantity of work produced over the quality. One ghostwriter is quoted saying: "My opinion is that writing papers for someone else is not wrong.... There will always be a time when one needs help from others. Even our great leaders Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping needed help writing."

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