Jesus Madrazo, a member of Bayer’s executive leadership team and head of Agricultural Affai
rs and Sustainability for the Crop Science division of Bayer, said the company, sensing tremendous op
portunities in China, is constantly looking for opportunities to expand its operations in China.
“There is a broad recognition that China has made tremendous prog
ress in not only advancing food security, but also about the quality of what is grown, and gro
w it not only more but also better, better for the consumers and better for the environment.”
He said Bayer, having been operating in the Chinese market for more than 30 years, plans to be here for many decades to co
me to support the agricultural development and introduce the best products and technologies.
Bayer Crop Science Greater China Country Head Huang Weidong said China has bee
n vigorously supporting the development and upgrading of agricultural industry and opening the doo
r to new technologies, new business models, digital agriculture and digital-related applications.
turday announced its decision to expel Zhai from its post-doctoral station.
The review of Zhai’s admissions materials during the interview and recruiting process was lax, the university said in the statement.
There is no tolerance for academic misconduct which infringes on educational equality. Investigations into the cas
e should not only about one person, but extend to related working procedures, a spokesperson for the Mi
istry of Education said at a routine press conference on Friday in response to Zhai’s scandal.
The scandal broke out two weeks ago and refused to die down after angry net
izens condemned not only the academic fraud but also the damage done by renowned C
hinese universities to fair education opportunities by opening a “backdoor” to the rich and powerful.
The scandal raised alarm bells at BFA, Peking University and all higher education institutions,
which should strengthen regulations over academic management, Chu Zhaohui, a research fel
low at the National Institute of Education Sciences, told the Global Times on Tuesday.
Without giving specific names, Chu said some universities have already started internal investigations and reforms. “Conferral of illegitimately-earned de
grees has a long history in China, and some of the degree holders are in high positions in government or industry,” he said.