Majority of Chinese don’t think high of experts

April 27th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, April 27 (IANS) Nearly 60 percent of Chinese don’t have a high opinion of scholars and experts, with many saying there are too many “bogus experts”, a survey has revealed.

A survey of over 2,000 people conducted by China Youth Daily showed that nearly 60 percent of Chinese people see a decline in the authority of scholars and experts.

China Daily reported that 74 percent think that there are too many “bogus experts” and 68 percent believed many experts did not show their sense of social responsibility and instead just spoke for interest groups.

Ai Jun, a socialist, was quoted as saying the media are more likely to invite famous scholars, but are rarely concerned about their knowledge on the subject.

The survey also revealed that 55 percent of the respondents hoped experts would own up to their mistakes.

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