Confucius Institute crackdown predicted as global inquiries mount

“Academics have predicted a crackdown on Confucius Institutes across the West, as the UK becomes the latest country to launch an investigation into the role and influence of the Chinese government-funded centres. While there have long been concerns over Confucius Institutes – which aim to promote Chinese language and culture but are viewed by critics as a method for spreading pro-China propaganda – the centres are now facing increased scrutiny from national politicians and policymakers …” (more)

[Ellie Bothwell, Times Higher Education, 12 April]

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