Rao Yi (left) claims the results of an experiment Pei Gang (right) conducted two decades ago could not be reproduced. Photo: Handout Rao Yi (left) claims the results of an experiment Pei Gang (right) conducted two decades ago could not be reproduced. Photo: Handout
Rao Yi (left) claims the results of an experiment Pei Gang (right) conducted two decades ago could not be reproduced. Photo: Handout
China science

Scientific fraud or false claim? China confronts a research crisis

  • A prominent scientist has been cleared of accusations of wrongdoing over an experiment more than two decades ago
  • His accuser alleged that the results could not be reproduced, raising questions about the credibility of the country’s scientific output

Topic |   China science
Rao Yi (left) claims the results of an experiment Pei Gang (right) conducted two decades ago could not be reproduced. Photo: Handout Rao Yi (left) claims the results of an experiment Pei Gang (right) conducted two decades ago could not be reproduced. Photo: Handout
Rao Yi (left) claims the results of an experiment Pei Gang (right) conducted two decades ago could not be reproduced. Photo: Handout
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