Friday, May 19, 2006

Zhou Yezhong: Plagiarism no where defined in Chinese law

Professor Zhou Yezhong of the law school of the Wuhan University was accused of plagiarism by Mr. Wang Tiancheng in the second intermediate court of Beijing. Professor Zhou was alleged to copied 46 places in a book published last year from Mr. Wang's articles posted in 1999 at online law discussion web site.

Professor Zhou did not appear in the first day of court on May 12, but issued a statement through his lawyer, in which the defendant claimed that he couldn't find a clear definition of plagiarism in Chinese laws.

Professor Zhou is known as the first professor to give presentation on legal issues to the top communism leaders. Professor Zhou is the deputy chair of the academic affairs committee of Wuhan University.

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