I suppose a further question is, does it extend beyond the sciences…?

“The latest in a string of high-profile academic fraud cases in China […] Several sources revealed to Nature that roughly one-third of more than 6000 scientists surveyed across six top institutions admitted to plagiarism, falsification, or fabrication.”

It seems it’s probably just as well that no independent open-access ejournals are allowed in mainland China, since otherwise they would have been easily available to researchers in the West.