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Campus path in Beijing
Campus path in Beijing

BEIJING — Chinese academia has a widely acknowledged deficit in ethics and integrity. As part of President Xi Jinping's broader national battle against corruption, Caixin reports that the Chinese Ministry of Education has published a draft law that identifies seven forms of academic misconduct.

Here's the list in the bill presented last week: plagiarism; tampering with the research of others; the falsification of data, information, documents or notes; the fabrication of facts or research results; putting one's signature on papers one didn't publish or participate in; using paid papers written by others; or paying to publish in international journals.

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Ukrainian protestors stand at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to mark Vyshyvanka Day, an International day to celebrate Ukrainian heritage and traditions

Lisa Berdet, Lila Paulou and Bertrand Hauger.

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Welcome to Friday, where Russia intensifies shelling in eastern Ukraine, Biden lands in South Korea, and a Mercedes becomes the most expensive car ever sold. Meanwhile, for German daily die Welt, Cosima Lutz explores the sizzling question of the skyrocketing price of cooking oils.

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