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[Correspondence] China’s medical research integrity

The Lancet Editorial,1 entitled China’s Medical Research Integrity Questioned—which followed the retraction of more than 40 research articles, has been shocking for many in the Chinese medical research community. Although academic misconduct in China, including fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, ghost-writing, and especially ghost reviewers (causing the 43 retractions) led many to question China’s research integrity, we think one cannot focus on retractions to appraise China’s medical research integrity.