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The 10ft tall statue will be unveiled next summer after the project, which has the backing of original RoboCop star Peter Weller, raised $67,436 in just six days on the crowdfunding site in 2011, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It all began when a Twitter user publicly messaged Detroit's mayor, Dave Bing, to demand his favourite movie character be celebrated as one of the city's most famous exports. Bing replied: "There are not any plans to erect a statue to RoboCop. Thank you for the suggestion." But the idea quickly caught on with other users, and Facebook user John Leonard started a group called "Build a statue of RoboCop in Detroit" which further expanded interest.
As China tries to take its seat at the top table of global academia, the criminal underworld has seized on a feature in its research system: the fact that research grants and promotions are awarded on the basis of the number of articles published, not on the quality of the original research. This has fostered an industry of plagiarism, invented research and fake journals that Wuhan University estimated in 2009 was worth $150m, a fivefold increase on just two years earlier.