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Comment on the GlobalPost Report "The Chinese president’s favorite blogger hates America" (1663 查看)

October 30, 2014 01:01PM
Dear Editor of GlobalPost,

I have just read your recent report by Mr. Robert Foyle Hunwick, The Chinese president’s favorite blogger hates America, and I am very disappointed with the inaccuracies in the portion related to Fang Shimin (Fang Zhouzi).

First of all, Fang Shimin is NotChina’s foremost anti-fraud crusader,” as Mr. Hunwick introduced. The fact is, Fang Zhouzi is one of the most fraudulent persons in human history, many of his science writings are plagiarism, and the majority of his so called anti-fraud activities are purely personal revenges, as I have demonstrated and documented comprehensively and exhaustively in my ongoing Open Letter to Nature.

Secondly, as Fang admitted voluntarily, the only reason he wrote his “point-by-point rebuttal” of Zhou Xiaoping’s “Broken Dreams in America” was because the fact that Mr. Zhou Xiaoping criticized his “anti-fraud” activities four years earlier. Here is what Fang wrote in the second paragraph of his “rebuttal”:

“Two blog articles by this person aroused my interest. In September 2010, after Xiao Chuanguo’s arrest for hiring thugs to attack me, Zhou Xiaoping wrote If there were no Fang Zhouzi, the world would be full of harmony (http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_48a082b70100m5ef.html), in which he swore that I conducted ‘academic blackmailing’ against Tang Jun and Xiao Chuanguo, and I am a ‘rogue;’ and he declared solemnly: ‘The history will demonstrate eventually that what our society needs is not Fang Zhouzi, rather, our society needs to eliminate such a rogue as much as possible. Let my words be recorded.’”

In other words, Fang’s “rebuttal” is nothing but a revenge, just like most of his “anti-fraud crusades.”

Thirdly, as the “Chief Fang Expert” certified repeatedly by Fang Shimin himself, I can testify anywhere in the world without any reservation that what Mr. Zhou said about Fang in 2010 is absolutely correct. Please read my Open Letter to Nature for evidence.

Fourthly, although Fang’s vanishing from China’s internet was directly linked to Fang’s attack on Mr. Zhou, it is doubtful that was the true cause or the only cause of the incident. The fact is, Fang Shimin has been having a very complicated relationship with the Chinese government since 1999, or maybe earlier, and his secretive ties with the corrupted and disgraced “big leaders,” such as Bo Xilai and Zhou Yongkang, are just beginning to unfold. On the other hand, Fang’s many criminal activities, such as rumormongering, malicious defamation, and repeated perjuries, have been reported to the Chinese government recently. Just a few months earlier, Fang’s microblog on sohu.com was suspended twice. Therefore, it is really imprudent of Mr. Hunwick to try to establish the casual relationship between Fang’s attack on Mr. Zhou and Fang’s elimination from China’s internet.

Fifthly, the John Maddox Prize is neither “prestigious” nor a Nature award, rather, it is an award “stimulated and organized” by a tiny British PR firm called Sense About Science. As a matter of fact, the British award to Fang Shimin has been protested repeatedly, constantly, and strenuously by Chinese scholars around the world. (See: China Academic Integrity Review.)

Finally, the mistakes or errors in the report are too numerous to be pointed out “point-by-point.” For example, as far as I know, Fang Shimin has never accused Mr. Han Han “of plagiarism.” Ironically, the link provided by Mr. Hunwick directs to a GlobalPost article entitled “Chinese writer Han Han sues blogger Fang Zhouzi for accusing him of having a ghostwriter,” in which the word plagiarism never showed up.

Also, when Mr. Hunwick wrote the following sentence, “As one blogger observed: ‘Quite literally, Fang Zhouzi has been erased,’” he should have pointed out the fact that the “blogger” is nobody else but Dr. Eddie Cheng, Fang’s hardcore follower in the United States, who has been Fang’s top money collector/launder ever since the fraudulent “THE ORGANIZATION FOR SCIENTIFIC & ACADEMIC INTEGRITY IN CHINA” was set up in 2006. Similarly, when Mr. Hunwick cited “journalist Xu Xiaoping,” he is supposed to tell us who the heck this person is, because I could not find any information about this “journalist” on the internet.

Needless to say, Fang Shimin is an extremely controversial public figure; and the controversy was created primarily, and perhaps deliberately, by many erroneous and misleading reports published in both China and the Western World (see, for example, Nature Asian-Pacific Correspondent David Cyranoski’s “Brawl in Beijing” Is a Fraudulent and Malicious News Report.) On the other hand, huge volumes of documents about Fang, based on indisputable facts, are accumulating on the internet on daily basis. It is very regrettable that some journalists are still, intentionally or not, ignoring the fact, presenting the mistaken information, and attempting to draw the misleading picture or conclusion. I do know most people and institutions in this world have their own preferences and choices. However, the matter of right or wrong should always outweigh anything else. That’s why I am writing to you.

Thanks.

Xin Ge, Ph. D.
Columbia, SC 29223
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