Tag Archives: China

China shifts from reliance on international publications

(25 Feb 2020)  After years of pushing Chinese researchers to publish in prestigious international journals, China’s Ministry of Education and Ministry of Science and Technology have jointly released a document aimed at reducing “excessive reliance” on Science Citation Index (SCI) papers for academic promotions, job offers and allocation of research funding.   More related news […]


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Mini libraries built in temporary COVID-19 hospitals in Wuhan

(20 Feb 2020) Libraries and bookstores have joined hands to build 18 mini-libraries in temporary hospitals in China’s Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, to lend “spiritual support” to patients there. The full story is here.  


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Beijing publishing houses offer free digital content to public

(5 Feb 2020) Seventy-six publishing houses in Beijing have opened up their digital libraries, putting free online courses, digital music, e-books, and audiobooks on the internet for the public. With abundant digital teaching materials, the Beijing Publishing Group has offered free e-books and online courses to teachers and students on its Jing Ban Cloud (http://www.jingbanyun.com/), […]


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Chinese library sparks outrage over report staff burned ‘banned books’

(9 Dec 2019) Staff at a public library in northwest China have set fire to “banned books” in front of the building, sparking anger online and drawing comparisons with the actions of a ruthless emperor during the Qin dynasty. According to a report on the county government website of Zhenyuan, Gansu province, the library did […]


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China tells government offices to remove all foreign computer equipment

(9 Dec 2019)  From the Guardian: China has ordered that all foreign computer equipment and software be removed from government offices and public institutions within three years, the Financial Times reports. The government directive is likely to be a blow to US multinational companies like HP, Dell and Microsoft and mirrors attempts by Washington to limit […]


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WIPO launches new publication series with leading judgments on intellectual property rights; China is first contributor

(21 Nov 2019) The World Intellectual Property Organization has published the first edition in a new publication series collecting landmark intellectual property (IP) judgments from some of the most dynamic litigation jurisdictions around the world. The “WIPO Collection of Leading Judgments on Intellectual Property” series aims to illustrate IP adjudication approaches and trends, by jurisdiction […]


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The Emergence of Chinese STM publishers: threat or opportunity? An Interview with Matthias Wahls

(19 Nov 2019)  From Scholarly Kitchen: On November 13, 2019, Edition Diffusion Press Sciences of France (EDP)  became a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSPM Europe, a subsidiary of Chinese Science Publishing and Media (CSPM). This deal is regarded as a milestone in Chinese STM publishing, marking an important step in its internationalization progress. Dr Matthias Wahls […]


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Ancient texts made available online

(12 Nov 2019) Digitized versions of about 7,200 copies of ancient Chinese books went online on Tuesday and can now be accessed for free by the public for pleasure or academic reference, the National Library of China announced. Most copies came from 20 public institutions nationwide. Other than the NLC, Nanjing Library, Shandong Library and […]


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China releases list of recommended books for primary, secondary school libraries

(14 Nov 2019, Beijing, Xinhua) The Ministry of Education (MOE) has released a recommended book list for libraries in primary and secondary schools nationwide, according to a circular on its website. The list contains 6,905 books, which cover socialist theories, philosophy, politics, law, military affairs, economy, culture, literature, arts, history, and natural sciences, among others. […]


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China: National library, Huawei to promote smart library

(18 Oct 2019) The National Library of China and Huawei signed an agreement Friday to promote innovative digital applications in libraries and public cultural services. Both sides will explore new forms of smart digital libraries and promote the integration and innovation of public digital cultural projects. They also promised to combine their resources to jointly contribute […]


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“International Symposium on Libraries • Keeping Pace with the Times” held by National Library China

(12 Sep 2019)  The International Symposium on Libraries • Keeping Pace with the Times was opened in the National Library of China (NLC) on 9-10 September, joined by experts from more than 10 countries as well as local librarians. Sessions for different themes were held, including “Memory and Inheritance: Open and Shared Document Resources Construction”, […]


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Top cited Chinese authors receive IOP Publishing award

(19 Jul 2019) Top cited authors from China are being recognised for the significance of their work with an IOP Publishing award. The award is presented to corresponding authors from China, for work published in both IOP Publishing and its partners’ journals from 2016 to 2018. The winners are authors of the top one per cent […]


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IOP’s new partner journal to cover extreme manufacturing

(19 Feb 2019) IOP Publishing has been chosen by a consortium of Chinese partners to publish their new journal, the International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing (IJEM). The new, open access journal will cover the science and technology of manufacturing functional devices and systems with extreme dimensions (extremely large or small) and/or functionalities under extreme conditions or environments. IJEM […]


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Beijing International Book Fair cites 320,000 visitors, high tech interest

(27 Aug 2019)  Digital marketing supported by 5G and edu-tech in early-age English-language training were key interests at the 2019 Beijing book fair. In its 26th edition, the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) has drawn what organizers today (August 27) are reporting was more than 320,000 visitors. The public-facing fair topped 2,600 exhibitors, officials say, with […]


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Publishing standards help fight bias against Chinese authors

(20 Aug 2019) A new set of standards to define publishing misconduct in China should make Chinese authors’ work more acceptable to international journals, according to the standards’ lead author. The agency in charge of China’s publishing sector, the National Press and Publication Administration (NPPA), released and adopted in July the Academic publishing specification—Definition of academic misconduct for […]


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