China Youth Daily noted that before the two sessions, the Ministry of Education had issued a circular and listed punishing academic misconduct as the main points of this years work.
On February 22, the Ministry of Education announced the main points of its work in 2019. In the field of higher education, the Ministry of Education will strengthen the supervision and investigation of academic misconduct, and this year will carry out spot checks of masters and doctoral dissertations.
On February 27, the Ministry of Education also issued a document calling for further standardization and strengthening of the management of postgraduate examination enrollment and training, and for zero tolerance of fraudulent dissertations.
The first mention of scientific research ethics and style of study in the government work report
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In this years report on the work of the two sessions of the CPPCC and CPPCC, it is the first time to mention scientific research ethics and punishing academic misconduct.
Reporters consulted Premier Li Keqiangs government work reports in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and there was no similar statement.
This years report on the work of the government pointed out that efforts should be made to simplify and eliminate harsh problems so as to enable scientific researchers to devote themselves to learning and make innovative breakthroughs. We should strengthen the construction of scientific research ethics and style of study, punish academic misconduct and vigorously guard against impetuous tendencies.
Li Keqiang said that China has the largest scientific and technological talent team in the world. To create a good scientific research ecology, we will surely be able to meet the vivid situation of all kinds of talent competition and innovative achievements.
Representatives have suggested that legislation be severely punished.
Cao Xuetao, President of Nankai University: Colleges and Universities should strictly check the papers of teachers and students
Cao Xuetao, deputy director of the National Committee of Political Consultative Conference on Education, Health and Sports and President of Nankai University, told reporters in an interview before the opening of the second session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee that universities should strictly check their teachersand students papers, especially doctoral theses. It is not surprising that the issue of public incidents has now been mentioned on the surface. The next step should be to continue to strengthen the inspection.
Jia Zhangkes Talk about ActorsAcademic Fraud: A Few Personal Behaviors
On March 5, Jia Zhangke, a deputy to the National Peoples Congress and film director, spoke to the media about some actorsacademic fraud. He believed that it was only the individual behavior of a few actors. He also mentioned that the evaluation of actors included many dimensions, including both professional competence and professional ethics.
In addition, China Youth Daily noted that as early as 2013, some NPC deputies suggested that special legislation should be enacted to curb academic misconduct.
Yan Xijun, chairman of Tianjin Tianshili Group Co., Ltd., believes that the Supreme Procuratorate should put the crime in the field of scientific research in the same key areas as official crime and corruption.
Yan Xijun believes that the binding effect of existing rules and regulations is mainly confined to the moral level, mainly guidance, advice or admonishment, lacking the mandatory and authoritative nature of the law. But the punishment of the school or research institute makes the cost and cost of academic misconduct too low, which leads some people to take chances and take risks, and objectively indulges the spread of academic misconduct.