Fake Degree Scandal

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  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  2. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    British universities do not typically issue transcripts for doctoral degrees. But they do issue letters verifying the award.

    At Leicester, taught doctoral degrees were transcripted by the individual school. Thus, I have to produce a letter from the university and a transcript from the School of Management. (However, because of my Union degree, I haven't had to prove my Leicester degree. I just haveUnion transcripts sent upon request.)
     
  3. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    "If you come at the King, you best not miss."

    -Omar Little, The Wire
     
  4. David Tan

    David Tan New Member

    Allegation with regards to the veracity of President Tsai’s degree is merely one of the many under-the-belt tactics used by pro-communists supporters to discredit her. In the past, she has refrained from suing critics and political opponents in the name of freedom of speech.

    However, given communist China's recent intensified meddling in both Taiwan's internal and external affairs as well as a disturbingly visible section of pro-China population, it is inevitable that she has to take a firmer stance if she and the DPP are to win the upcoming 2020 Presidential and Legislative Yuan elections.

    Counsels for President Tsai have submitted documents to the Taipei District Court from numerous sources including LSE confirming the authenticity of President Tsai’s dissertation and doctoral degree. An original printed copy of her dissertation has been made public since September 27, 2019 at the National Central Library, while digital copies can be accessed on the library's website.

    https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3785375
     
  5. FrankCch

    FrankCch New Member

    I have downloaded a copy of the thesis from the central library and I can see why some may query the authenticity of the PhD thesis.
    Within the pdf file, there are 2 letters of notification verifying that she passed the thesis viva, but neither one of them has been signed. Would this be unusual?
    I am not an academic and would be interested in seeing what people think?
     
  6. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

  7. FrankCch

    FrankCch New Member

    Thanks for your prompt reply.
    Yes, there seems to be political motivation behind this. I guess I’ll just wait and see how it develops.
     
  8. Helpful2013

    Helpful2013 Active Member

    No, not really. The university has verified the degree is legitimate and that should be an end of it.
     
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  9. heirophant

    heirophant Well-Known Member

  10. Helpful2013

    Helpful2013 Active Member

    Wonder if that will translate into a respite from the PRC propaganda effort at DegreeInfo?
     
  11. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I do not think we have seen the last of our Chinese friends. And I must confess that I prefer their propaganda to the usual keto spam. It's more amusing.
     
  12. David Tan

    David Tan New Member

    When people really don't give a crap, they tend to keep their mouth shut. Who bothers to waste time just not to give a crap with crap? LOL
     
  13. Hwan

    Hwan New Member

    The degree scandal is real and severe in scope. To gain a true understanding of the PhD-degree scandal that involves Taiwan President Ing-wen Tsai, LSE, and The University of London, I recommend you all to read the scholarly, non-partisan report: https://www.dropbox.com/s/anfbbo66fql90cu/Lin_report_OCT2019_Eng.pdf?dl=0
     
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  14. Hwan

    Hwan New Member

    Read the independent scholarly report on the Tsai degree scandal: https://www.dropbox.com/s/anfbbo66fql90cu/Lin_report_OCT2019_Eng.pdf?dl=0
    There is so much fake news around to try to cover the degree scandal. After you read the report, you will see finally the dark side of Taiwan President Ing-Wen Tsai.
     
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  15. Frank Shieh

    Frank Shieh New Member

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    This is Tsai's thesis which she said is written for almost two years and one month for correction. And just at page 18
    (p50 of PDF) there is 6 correction by hand as shown in the image.
    Do anyone that has written any doctor or master thesis will believe that thus a thesis can pass her professor and viva committee, is LSE's master thesis's standard is so low to accept this and would not tell Tsai to re-type this two pages?
    This image is taken from the thesis PDFs provided by Tsai. We do not care about Tsai's election, but we do care Tsai's thesis is fake or not. If LSE will allow this kind of manual correction as their doctoral thesis???
     
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  16. Lilian

    Lilian New Member

     
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  17. Lilian

    Lilian New Member

    The unsigned notifications have no credibility, and I think the two letters are the evidence that she got a fake PhD degree.
     
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  18. Niko Niko

    Niko Niko New Member

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  19. Rita Fang

    Rita Fang New Member

    Can someone tell me how the President of Taiwan could get her PhD degree in Spring, 1984 and supervise a graduate student passing his oral defense in Spring, 1984 as well? 494567.jpg
     
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  20. alice

    alice New Member

    How can she got a PhD in 1984 if her thesis was available only after Oct 2019? And her supervisor Michael J. Elliott was an undergraduate.
     
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