Tsinghua confirms prominent student's PhD quashing
China's leading university has confirmed it was forced to strip the PhD of one of its former top students for academic fraud close to two years ago.
The news of Ye Xiaoxin having his academic credentials pulled first appeared in a publication known as "Retraction Watch" on October 19, 2018. Tsinghua University has since confirmed the report.
"Tsinghua University holds a zero-tolerance attitude towards academic misconduct," the school said in a statement. "(Tsinghua) will further strengthen its academic integrity to prevent such incidents from happening again," the statement added.
Tsinghua Univerity's Shenzhen campus [File Photo: VCG]