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Why Was Fudan University Principle Abruptly Dismissed?
Famous Fudan University, Shanghai recently dismissed its
He was replaced with the former principal of
Sun Yat-sen University, Xu Ningsheng.
The abrupt dismissal has caused widespread concerns.
Some people believe that Yang＇s dismissal is related to
the central inspection team＇s visit to the university.
Fudan University responded that 62 year-old Yang just
had a normal retirement.
What are the details of the situation? Let＇s see the report.
The State Council published a personnel order on Nov. 5,
dismissing Yang＇s position of Fudan University principal.
They assigned Xu Ningsheng, former principal of
Sun Yat-sen University, to take Yang＇s place.
Inside sources at Fudan University said that Yang could
have served in the principal position for another term.
Although he＇s 62, he is a fellow of Chinese Academy
The previous principal resigned at 67, and he wasn＇t a
fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The source said two weeks before Yang＇s dismissal, the
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) committee at Fudan
University handed in a report to the Central Commission
for Discipline Inspection.
But the report only included financial issues of several staff
at the Department of Experimental Animals.
The central department was very unhappy about it,
the source said.
Rumor says when the central inspection team settled at
Fudan University, the report box was full of letters.
It was so full that it “needed a stick to push everything in.”
But Fudan University responded that Yang＇s dismissal is
regular retirement, not related to the central inspection.
Shanghai lawyer Zheng Enchong indicated that although
Shanghai radio says Yang was retired due to his age, his
stepping down is related to the inspection of the university,
because the university has issues in its real estate project.
Zheng said leaks on the internet show Yang owning at
least two houses valued at over five million yuan each.
However Shanghai city party secretary Han Zheng and
the Ministry of Education are all protecting Yang.
Zheng Enchong, Lawyer in Shanghai: “Fudan University
can＇t avoid the land corruption issue in Shanghai.
It＇s a national issue.
After it turned the lands of the air force into its own land,
it also drove away the farmers with little compensation.”
Zheng indicated that Fudan University occupied the land of
the airport which previously belonged to the 4th Air Group.
Corruption happened during the demolition, land acquisition,
and construction process.
It＇s a serious phenomenon of using houses to
gain private interests in Shanghai.
Zheng Enchong: “I wrote a letter of accusation to [president]
Hu Jintao in April 2009.
I said that 70% of bureau level officials, 50% of cadre level
officials in Shanghai, and their spouses, children, family,
secretaries, networks, and subordinate all bought houses
with cheap purchase prices.”
Zheng pointed out that 5 years has passed, but Shanghai＇s
housing corruption is still severe.
In fact, the central inspection team raised the issue of
Fudan University in July, saying, “The management and
use of research funding in Fudan University is chaotic,
and shows violation of the rules.
The infrastructure project of the campus in Jiangwan
severely violates the rules, and has many accidents.”
The leader of the 2nd inspection team Zhang Wenyue
admitted to the public on Oct. 29 that “Using houses to
gain personal profit hasn＇t been thoroughly corrected.”
Frequent academic fraud cases in the past year have
also discredited Fudan University.
Student Wang Yucheng and several academicians wrote
a letter in January reporting academician Wang Zhengmin
of fraud over foreign cochlear implant technology.
Yang also has many personal scandals.
Four papers of Yang＇s were revealed on the internet
to be fake.
Someone also exposed that Yang was involved in the
financial issues of former dean of Computer Science
and Technology in Fudan University, Zhang Yongshi,
who was already arrested.
Ni Yuexiong, professor at the Department of International
Affairs and Public Administration in Shanghai University of
Political Science and Law said, “Although just a few people
had academic fraud cases, it＇s still frequent…
It＇s already the standard that the society can＇t tolerate
any more, and it has attracted widespread concern.”
Ni indicated that Fudan University is like Harvard University
and Princeton University are to the U.S..
But Fudan not only has social corruption issues, but also
has academic frauds.
It has an extremely bad impact on society, with many people
expressing their discontent, and urging for change.
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