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Explore the debate and science of Confucius Institutes.

June 21, 2022

Give Me That Old-Time Infiltration

Marina Ziemnick

Two new reports show how universities attempt to hide foreign influence on campus.

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June 21, 2022

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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June 21, 2022

Tracker: Legislative Measures on Confucius Institutes

Flora Yan

Use this bill tracker to discover what actions legislators are taking to prevent foreign influence on college campuses.

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November 23, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving from NAS!

David Acevedo

Before we sit down for Thursday's feast, here are five things we’re thankful for this holiday season.

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October 20, 2021

How Can State Legislatures Counter Chinese Influence in American Higher Education?

Rachelle Peterson

This written testimony by NAS Senior Research Fellow Rachelle Peterson focuses on the CCP's continual influence on American higher ed, as well as what state legislatures can do about it.

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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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