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University professor cleared of plagiarism

A SHANGHAI university cleared one of its professors of plagiarism yesterday after completing a week-long investigation.

The Shanghai University of Finance and Economics' investigation team said professor Liu Lanjuan didn't copy the paper of Liu Gang, a part-time postgraduate student at Shanghai Maritime University at the time.

The conclusion was based on two factors, according to Gan Chunhui, director of SUFE's scientific research department.

Though Liu Lanjuan's paper was published on January 5, 2005, about 20 days later than Liu Gang's, her paper's submission date was July 19, 2004, nearly two months before Liu Gang's, which made it impossible for the professor to have plagiarized the paper, Gan said.

Secondly, Liu Gang admitted that he had revised materials collected by friends to write the paper and get it published.

Liu Gang said yesterday that he couldn't remember whether he had copied the paper and asked others not to further investigate the "historical" case.

The two papers were identical in keywords, references and four sub-headings out of five. The structure and wording of both were also very similar. Both were themed around a security plan for an information distribution platform run on the unilateral satellite broadcasting system and make almost the same conclusion.

Liu Gang's paper was co-authored by his former supervisor, Yang Liping, who now serves as associate professor at the Maritime University.

Yang said she just revised Liu Gang's finished paper and was unaware of a similar publication after consultation.


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