The new charter deprives governments, universities and enterprises of their nominating rights. XU Rigan, a CAE member, said academy-wide voting is international common practice, and one that helps test a candidate’s recognition among a wider academic circle. On exit mechanisms, the new charter stipulates that should any member violate scientific ethics or lack personal integrity, and they tarnish the reputation of members or the academy, they will be advised to resign.””

CAS news release, June 13, 2014