NPR reporter accuses Shanghai World Expo mascot of being plagiarized

| April 25th, 2010

Shanghai World Expo Bureau held the press conference on April 23 to help testing Expo news center’s operations.  Unexpectedly an American female reporter from National Public Radio in Shanghai, Louisa Lim (Lin Mulian 林慕莲) shouted accusations that World Expo mascot Haibao was plagiarized from an American cartoon icon Gumby.  She also produced photos as evidence, the scene suddenly turned chaotic.

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Goddess of Plagiarism, Vivibear

| September 3rd, 2009

One of the ChinaHush readers Jackie wrote to me today suggesting me to write a blog post on Vivibear. So who is Vivibear? Her real name is Weiwei Zhang (张薇薇). Born in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, now married to Sweden, a Chinese-Swedish author became famous by “writing” internet novels. She published sixteen novels in Chinese. All of these novels were later found with various degrees of plagiarism!

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CCTV Plagiarizes Japanese Cartoon

| September 2nd, 2009

[Sina] Just when the Chinese original cartoon “Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf” being praised and awarded, CCTV children’s channel started showing another “original made” cartoon “Window of Sprits” (that’s how I translate the name(“心灵之窗”), but was criticized for plagiarizing! Netizens posted posts with the titles like “Being a man cannot be like CCTV” on forums accusing “Window of Sprits” plagiarized a famous Japanese Cartoon “5 Centimeters per Second”.

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