University to probe sex claims against professor

University to probe sex claims against professor

Claims of plagiarism and sexual harassment against a professor at a Zhuhai-based college jointly run by Baptist University and Beijing Normal University have sparked an investigation by the college.

Tuesday, 16 April, 2013, 4:38am

Computer anti-plagiarism champion accused of stealing

Photo: AP

By the age of 27, computer whiz Wang Lei had made more than ten million yuan from a plagiarism detection website he developed while still at school. But the Jiangsu man is no Chinese Mark Zuckerberg – he was arrested for stealing. 

1 Mar 2013 - 2:36pm

Priests' plagiarism sees exodus from Anglican church

St John's Cathedral. Photo: Edward Wong

A former parishioner at the Emmanuel Church in Pok Fu Lam, a St John's Cathedral affiliate, said four priests were guilty of using sermons from the internet and preaching them as if they were their own.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:02am 5 comments

Filipino senators caught plagiarising

Pia Cayetano

Two Filipino lawmakers are facing ethics committee investigations for plagiarism, in a case that has drawn complaints from the daughter of the late US Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

24 Nov 2012 - 4:39am

Non-Chinese students cheat, too

Over the past years, the number of Chinese students studying in foreign countries, especially the United States, has surged. Research by Tom Melcher, an American living in Beijing who helps Chinese students find the best American summer camps and schools, indicated that almost all Chinese applicants cheat to gain admission to foreign universities.

5 Oct 2012 - 11:37pm

No excuse for plagiarism

Journalist Fareed Zakaria. Photo: Reuters

What is the value of originality? Apparently, not much, if the recent reinstatement of journalist Fareed Zakaria is any indication. Last month, Zakaria admitted plagiarising the work of another writer, Jill Lepore, resulting in a suspension at Time magazine, where his column ran, and CNN, where he hosts a show and whose website ran parts of that column.

5 Sep 2012 - 7:38am 1 comment

Rules on academic cheating 'lack bite'

Tough regulations to be introduced at mainland universities later this year will do little to counter rampant plagiarism and falsification of academic papers and qualifications, or deter institutions from covering up offences, a number of academics say.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Do the right thing

Thomas Burish, provost of the University of Notre Dame, recently visited Hong Kong as part of a tour to establish collaborative ties with educational institutions across China. It is a timely move, as mainlanders make up about a third of the 650 foreign doctoral candidates at Notre Dame, which has had a 10-fold increase in applications from mainland students over the past five years.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Free world of food blogging creates thicket over copyrights, ethics

You can be certain that everything in this food and wine section is accurate and original. With dozens of reporters, editors, sub-editors, and proofreaders combing each article, a major metropolitan daily newspaper has to be precise, lest it face legal action.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Anger at online essay service

Lawmakers are calling for police to investigate the 'unforgivable fraud' of a company based in Hong Kong that sells academic papers to university students worldwide.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Reward outweighs the risk of cheating

I've asked many college students 'with the door closed' to tell me how and why cheating happens in class. Let me share what I have learned directly and by reading recent large-scale studies.

19 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Teachers are the best guard against cheating

What is more disturbing - the fact that Hong Kong students are hiring writers to cheat instead of writing their own papers, or the fact that such plagiarism agencies now proudly advertise their services all over town? The recent news that more and more Hong Kong students are heading to writers-for-hire is indeed alarming.

12 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Lawmaker knocks teaching neglect

Education lawmaker Cheung Man-kwong believes that universities risk creating an environment conducive to plagiarism and fraud because they place a strong emphasis on research work at the expense of teaching.

12 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Student plagiarism at 'alarming levels'

A group of overseas and local academics discussed measures to counter the rampant practice of plagiarism among university students at a workshop this week.

Organised by Shue Yan University, the workshop, Combating Plagiarism in a Globalised Higher Education Environment: An International Perspective, explored why students plagiarise and measures to combat the problem.

13 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Two professors suspended amid plagiarism feud

Two feuding professors have been suspended from their jobs at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) over a plagiarism scandal, reigniting the debate about ethics at mainland universities.

Yang Fan and Jin Renshu, of the CUPL Business School, were suspended from teaching and recruiting PhD students from October 8.

14 Oct 2008 - 12:00am