Explained: How the pay-and-publish business works

An investigation by The Indian Express has revealed India to be one of the biggest global hubs for the “pay-and-publish” business , a practice in which “predatory journals” that often exist only online, publish research without any rigorous checks or expert review , for a “fee” ranging from as little as a couple of thousand rupees to well over a lakh.

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China refutes U.S. accusations on tariffs, intellectual property issue – Xinhua | English.news.cn

She said the U.S. move not only targeted China, but also regarded the whole world as an enemy, which will drag the global economy into danger, adding that the trade disputes will inhibit the growth momentum of global trade, impact the confidence of all parties in world economy, and endanger the well-being of all people.

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EU hits Google with record 4.3 billion euro fine over Android – Times of India

BRUSSELS: The EU said Wednesday it had slapped a record 4.34 billion euro ($5.04 billion) anti-trust fine on Google for illegally using its Android operating system to strengthen the dominance of its search engine. “Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine,” EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement.”This is illegal under EU antitrust rules.”

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Three in five HIV-carriers now have access to drugs: UN

Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 – a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UNAIDS said on Wednesday. There were 36.9 million people living with the immune system-attacking virus in 2017, of whom 15.2 million were not getting the drugs they need – the lowest number since the epidemic exploded, the joint UN programme on HIV/AIDS reported.

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Chinese theft of US intellectual property ‘greatest transfer of wealth’ in history

The Chinese theft of American intellectual property, according to a former NSA director, is the “greatest transfer of wealth in history,” likely costing the U.S. upward of $400 billion per year. “I’ve stated on the record that Chinese attacks into our country is the greatest theft of intellectual property,” Keith Alexander, who served under President Barack Obama, said during an interview with FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Wednesday.

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