Prof. Balthazar, if you are aware of these facts and still think J-H He deserves a place on the Editorial Board of MPE, you can make that choice, but your reputation and that of your journal are at risk. We have done our best to warn you. Associate Editors, I urge you to ask Prof. Balthazar to do the right thing and remove Prof. He from his Associate Editor position. Your reputations are also at risk.
Shijun Liao was alluding to that paragraph an hour ago in an email he sent to me, Prof. Balthazar, and the whole Editorial Board, which reads as follows:
Considering my reputation, I decided to quit from Associate Editor of MPE. Please delete my name from the list of the Associate Editor.
I finished all of my editorial duties at hand for MPE last week.
Have a nice weekend.
That is a satisfying dig at He delivered with droll humor. I wrote to him that I expected He to be fired officially soon anyway, because his name was already taken off the list of Associate Editors, and I wished him good luck.