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Explore the debate and science of Confucius Institutes.

August 5, 2019

Senator Josh Hawley Takes Aim at Confucius Institutes

Rachelle Peterson

A Missouri congressman asks colleges in his state to reconsider their arrangements with the Chinese government. 

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July 15, 2019

U.S. Universities' Dangerous Lack of Foreign Gift Transparency

Rachelle Peterson

Colleges often don't disclose gifts from foreign governments, even when legally required. What are they hiding?

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March 22, 2019

China’s Insidious Institutes

Rachelle Peterson

Senator Rob Portman asks the right questions on Beijing-funded Confucius Institutes.

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March 1, 2019

Criticizing Confucius Institutes

NAS

Three new reports from the federal government and from the UK reiterate NAS’s concerns: Confucius Institutes need to go. 

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February 20, 2019

China Infiltrates US Colleges and Universities

NAS

NAS Director of Policy, Rachelle Peterson was interviewed by Fox New earlier this month on Beijing's continued effort to plant a stake at American colleges. 

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August 20, 2018

NAS Applauds the Univ. of North Florida’s Decision to Close Confucius Institute

NAS

Following questions from Senator Marco Rubio, the University of North Florida becomes the ninth US university to close a Confucius Institute.

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August 3, 2018

Defense Bill Limits Funding for Colleges with Confucius Institutes

NAS

An amendment by Senator Ted Cruz targets Department of Defense funding for colleges. 

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July 12, 2018

Confucius Institutes: Centers of Chinese Cultural Exchange, or Trojan Horses

NAS

PODCAST: Rachelle Peterson sits down with Ben Weingarten, host of "Big Ideas" to discuss Confucius Institutes.

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June 5, 2018

NAS Submits Testimony on Confucius Institutes

NAS

NAS policy director Rachelle Peterson submits written testimony to the United Kingdom on Confucius Institutes.

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