Reports on Confucius Institute Controversies

Here is where you could learn about the recent development of the Confucius Institute controversies. Click on the highlighted media outlet name to read the articles. We add new articles on top.

Why is the US targeting China’s Confucius Institute? (Apr. 16, 2018, DW)

Texas A&M System cuts ties with China’s Confucius Institute after congressmen’s concern over spying ((Apr. 05, 2018, Dallars News)

Confucius Institute crackdown predicted as global inquiries mount (Apr. 12, 2018, Times Higher Education)

House Proposal Targets Confucius Institutes as Foreign Agents (Mar. 14, 2018, Foreign Policy)

US-backed culture centres under pressure in China (Mar. 13, 2018, Yahoo News)

Seth Moulton rips Chinese institute, wants it off college campuses (Mar. 09, 2018, Boston Globe)

Get China’s pernicious Confucius Institutes out of US colleges (Feb. 22, 2018, The Hill)

Waking up to China’s infiltration of American colleges (Feb. 18, 2018, The Washington Post)

The director of the FBI says the whole of Chinese society is a threat to the US — and that Americans must step up to defend themselves (Feb. 13, 2018, Business Insider UK)

FBI Director Wray says he shares Rubio’s concern with Chinese-run Confucius Institute (Feb. 13, 2018, Tampa Bay Times)

The FBI is investigating a state-affiliated Chinese institute targeted by Marco Rubio (Feb. 13, 2018, Miami Herald)

Rubio calls for end of Confucius Institute agreement (Jan. 6, 2018, The Oracle)

More Scrutiny for Confucius Institutes; One to Close (Jan. 5, 2018, Inside Higher Ed)

The full text of US Senator Marco Rubio’s letter to five Florida schools (Feb. 5, 2018, Rubio’s website)

Is ‘Confucius’ the Philippines’ new Uncle Sam?—Winning hearts and minds, Chinese-style (Jan. 23, 2018, The Guidon)

Chinese institute at UMass Boston is accused of promoting censorship (Jan. 16, 2018, Boston Globe)

How China Infiltrated U.S. Classrooms—Even as they face criticism, Chinese government-run educational institutes have continued their forward march on college campuses across the United States. (Jan. 16, 2018, Politico Magazine)

How can scholars tackle the rise of Chinese censorship in the West? (Jan. 4, 2018, Times Higher Education)

China’s soft power offensive—Beijing’s Confucius Institutes are part of its plan to become a top world power. (Dec. 26, 2017, Politico)