Latest Reports on Confucius Institute Controversies

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

NC State is closing its Chinese-backed Confucius Institute. Is politics behind decision? (Nov. 21, 2018, The News and Observer)

UNF’s Confucius Institute Closing by February 2019 (Aug. 14, 2018, University of North Florida)

Pentagon barred from funding Confucius Institutes on American campuses (Aug.14, 2018, The Washington Post)

Minnesota Legislators Oppose Confucius Institutes (Jul. 08,2018, Epoch Times)

Rubio, Cortez Masto Introduce Bill to Combat China’s Political Influence Operations (Jun. 28, 2018, Marco Rubio Press Releases)

ZTE Could Help Chinese ‘Institutes’ at Western Schools Become Surveillance Hubs (Jun 27, 2018, Daily Beast)

U.S. Lawmakers Target Chinese Interference in New Bill (Jun. 4, 2018, Foreign Policy)

Censorship of ‘Taiwan’ at U.S. University Sparks Concern Over Chinese Influence (May 11, 2018, Radio Free Asia)

Chinese program in Australian schools under review amid propaganda claims (May 8, 2018, SBS NEWS)

US senator challenges Florida schools with Confucius Institutes to discuss Tiananmen massacre, Liu Xiaobo (May 11, 2018, Hong Kong Free Press)

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)

Push for transparency on campus Confucius Institutes (Mar. 30, 2018, University World News)

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)