The 22nd Announcement Regarding the Open Letter on Liu Juhua’s Plagiarism Case
May 15, 2014
On April 27, 2011, more than eleven hundred days ago, Legal Weekly published a report, Fang Zhouzi’s Backyard on Fire, Wife’s Master’s Degree Thesis Suspected Plagiarism. It immediately became national news. On March 15, 2012, about eight hundred days ago, 240 scholars from all over the world signed the letter, An Open Letter to the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Regarding the Alleged Plagiarism Case of Its Graduate Ms. Liu Juhua
, asking GSCASS to investigate the plagiarism allegation against Liu Juhua, its alumnae of class 2002. As of today, we are still waiting for the school’s reply.
Since 2011, Hungarian President Pál Schmitt, German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, German Education Minister Annette Schavan, Romanian Education Minister Ion Mang, French Chief Rabbi Gilles Uriel Bernheim, Taiwan Defense Minister Andrew Yang have all resigned from their posts because of plagiarism scandals. Furthermore, in 2012, China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the Ministry of Supervision jointly issued the Interim Provisions on Sanctions Against Employees of Public Institutions
, and China’s Ministry of Education issued Regulations on Academic Degree Thesis Fraud
. However, like a lawless and senseless extralegal institution, GSCASS has been ignoring the international precedents, public opinions and demands, and even the State laws.
May we ask Mr. Zhang Zhengwen, the CCP Party Secretary of GSCASS, Mr. Huang Xiaoyong, the Dean of GSCASS, and Mr. Wen Xueguo, Mr. Zhao Rui, Mr. Wang Bing, and Mr. Ma Yaohua, the Deputy Deans of GSCASS: Where did you get the guts and strength to contempt for the State laws and trample on human morality? Are you educating and training “the reserve talents for the think tanks of the CCP Central Committee and the State Council of China
,” or breeding, cultivating, and fostering “the reserve talents” for the corrupt, reactionary, and evil forces?
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