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A Statement on Shi-min Fang’s Defamation and Lies (1439 查看)

February 23, 2014 11:09AM
A Statement on Shi-min Fang’s Defamation and Lies


Xin Ge, Ph. D.


Columbia, South Carolina, USA


February 23, 2014


On February 23, 2014, Fang Zhouzi (real name Shi-min Fang, or Fang Shi-min) revealed the communications between him and Mr. Jeffrey Beall, concerning MDPI and its founder Dr. Shu-kun Lin, on his website New Threads (link: 2014-02-23 02:30:39) and his microblogs on sohu.com (link: 2014-02-23 16:25) and qq.com (link: 2014年2月23日 16:29). In the first letter he sent to Mr. Beall, on an unspecific day, Fang wrote:

Dear Mr. Beall,

I am regret that you are misled by Mr. Xin Ge, who has attacked me and tried to discredit any supporters of mine by deliberate fabrications, for almost ten years after I had exposed his frauds. You didn't do your own investigation and just bought everything Mr. Ge provided. I only need to give one example. You posted a bakery store photo, apparently provided by Mr. Xin Ge, and said it’s the MDPI’s Basel headquarter. It's not. MDPI's Basel headquarter is at next door. See the attached files.

Best wishes,

Shi-min Fang


This statement concerns only the first sentence in the above letter. The rest part will be commented on later.

First, I have stated repeatedly, and it is a well-known fact in China, that I started studying Fang and the social phenomenon associated with Fang on Sept. 21, 2007, when I posted my first “Fang’s Studies” article online under my penname Yi Ming (see: 2007-09-21 22:56:00). Therefore, it is Fang’s responsibility to provide evidence showing that I have “attacked” him “for almost ten years.”

Second, it is also well-known in China that Fang first revealed my identity on his New Threads on Oct. 16, 2010 (see: 2010-10-16, 18:15:47), right after I announced that I was going to report to Science magazine and the Michigan State University (MSU) Fang’s plagiarism of Dr. Robert Root-Bernstein, a professor at MSU. The plagiarism was committed by Fang in 1995 when he was a graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry at MSU. [See: My original post: 2010-10-16 21:46:01 (please note that the two forums use different time zones); detailed story: Shamelessness Shouldn’t Be Anyone’s Nature ──An Open Letter to Nature (Part XXV): The Michigan State University Case.] Therefore, it is Fang’s responsibility to provide evidence showing that he DID expose my fraud ten years ago, and what kind of frauds I had committed.

Third, from the moment when I started my “Fang’s Studies,” I made it clear publicly that I welcome Fang’s refutation or lawsuit. Further, since January 2011, I have challenged Fang 28 times directly, by sending emails to his email box, and by posting the challenges online (See: 《亦明向方舟子发出的27份挑战书》、【特别声明】). In many of these challenges, I offered Fang cash prizes to his responses, if any. So far, Fang has yet to respond to any of my challenges. Therefore, it is Fang’s responsibility to provide evidence showing the “deliberate fabrications” in my writings, which, as of today, contain about 3 million Chinese characters and about a half million English words, all available online (Links: China Academic Integrity Review亦明剥壳.)

Finally, in case that Fang fails to do any of above, the letter he sent to Mr. Jeffrey Beall and posted on his blogs constitutes libel. I reserve my rights to pursue Fang’s, as well as the New Threads Chinese Cultural Society’s, legal responsibility in both People’s Republic of China and the United States of America.

This statement is sent to Fang’s email address at smfang@yahoo.com, and the New Threads Chinese Cultural Society’s email addresses at editors@xys.org and xinyusi@yahoo.com.



The screenshot of Fang's post on the New Threads



The screenshot of Fang's post on his microblog on sohu.com



The screenshot of Fang's post on his microblog on qq.com



The screenshot of the email sent to Fang Zhouzi




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