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July 9, 2021

How Many Confucius Institutes Are in the United States?

National Association of Scholars

UPDATED: We're keeping track of all Confucius Institutes in the United States, including those that remain open, those that closed, and those that have announced their closing.

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March 31, 2021

China's Confucius Institutes Might Be Closing, But They Succeeded

Rachelle Peterson

The United States is headed toward a post-Confucius Institute world. The CCP knows that and is prepared. Meanwhile, Chinese government influence is appearing under new guises.

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March 23, 2021

Confucius Institutes Get a Makeover

David Acevedo

The Chinese Communist Party is rebranding Confucius Institutes, an evasive ploy meant to avoid the public eye and continue exerting its soft power on American campuses.

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January 9, 2021

Turning a Blind Eye to Chinese Malfeasance Does Not Advance Justice

David Acevedo

An open letter from three organizations to President-elect Biden urges him to end the DoJ's China Initiative, denouncing it as racist. This will lead to less justice, not more.

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December 22, 2020

NDAA 2021 Plays Softball with Confucius Institutes

David Acevedo

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 is on the president's desk, but its restrictions on Confucius Institutes don't go nearly far enough.

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November 20, 2020

U.S. Education Reform is Necessary for International Security

David Acevedo

The State Department has released a new report titled "The Elements of the China Challenge," which examines the global threats posed by the CCP and sets forth goals to counteract it.

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October 30, 2020

Senators Question the College Board About Ties to China

Rachelle Peterson

Seven U.S. senators, led by Marsha Blackburn, have mailed a letter to College Board CEO David Coleman, asking him to explain his organization’s close ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

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September 15, 2020

NAS Publishes New Report: Corrupting the College Board

David Acevedo

In NAS's new report, Senior Fellow Rachelle Peterson examines the deep-seated, longstanding ties between the College Board and the Chinese Communist Party.

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August 24, 2020

An Important Step in the Fight to Ban Chinese Confucius Institutes

Rachelle Peterson

Alabama state representative Tommy Hanes has unveiled a draft proposal to ban Confucius Institutes outright, a model we encourage legislators in the rest of the U.S. to follow.

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July 23, 2020

China is Rebranding Its Confucius Institutes

Rachelle Peterson

In response to national criticism of Confucius Institutes, China plans to obscure their operations by renaming the Hanban and spreading out oversight across several organizations.

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