(This article is translated from German to English by google translate.)
Source: kurier.at by ULRIKE BOTZENHART Apr. 8, 2019
According to critics, the host countries are risking the influence of China on their society.
China knows how to harness its threads across the world. A prime example is the megaproject of the new Silk Road, with which Beijing is massively expanding its influence with infrastructure projects from China to Europe and “feeding” its construction industry. Food for the brain, it could be said, is provided by China through its Confucius Institutes around the globe – such as the universities in Vienna and Graz, and soon also in Salzburg. The institutions teach – funded by China – the language, history and culture of the Asian giant.
Beijing paid more than two billion
According to research by Canadian filmmaker Doris Liu, Beijing has cost more than $ 2 billion in 13 years. More than 5,000 Chinese teachers taught 1.7 million registered students in 146 countries in 2017. In the opinion of critics like Liu, the host countries are risking the influence of China on their society. Some universities, especially in the US, have therefore cancelled the cooperation again.
Doris Liu zeigt am Dienstag erstmals in Österreich ihren Dokumentarfilm „In the Name of Confucius“ und stellt sich im Anschluss der Diskussion.
Am Dienstag, 9. April, 18 Uhr im Foyer der Executive Academy, WU Wien, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Wien
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Original Title：Chinas versteckter Einfluss in Europa
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