September 8, 2020

Article: 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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August 20, 2018

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

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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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July 12, 2018

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

National Association of Scholars

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

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June 5, 2018

Article: NAS Submits Testimony on Confucius Institutes

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

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May 29, 2018

Article: A Giving Tree's Unknown Clauses

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NAS sends an open letter to George Mason University urging President Cabrera to hire an external investigator.

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May 24, 2018

Article: NAS Applauds Ted Cruz's Stop Higher Education Espionage and Theft Act

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NAS is pleased to see the introduction of this new bill which provides further transparency of foreign governments' activities on American campuses.

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May 7, 2018

Article: George Mason University's Confucius Institute: A Letter to GMU's President

Peter Wood

GMU's Confucius Institute has many strings attached and deserves to be added to the list of gifts being investigated by the GMU president.

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May 7, 2018

Article: How China's regime is meddling in American higher education

Rachelle Peterson

More information about how China uses Confucius Institutes to spread the regime's whitewashed version of its history and policies.

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May 4, 2018

Article: Hanban Triage: A DC Panel Tries to Save Confucius Institutes

Rachelle Peterson

A thorough analysis of the recent Confucius Institute event held in Washington, D.C.

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April 25, 2018

Article: Makeover: An Event in DC Tries to Rehabilitate the Image of Confucius Institutes

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The Hanban stages a panel to brush off serious critiques about Confucius Institutes. 

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April 23, 2018

Article: Letter to AAUP President: Let's Work Together to Address Confucius Institutes

Peter Wood

NAS President Peter Wood writes to AAUP President Rudy Fichtenbaum about the concerns we share regarding Confucius Institutes.

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April 6, 2018

Article: NAS Applauds Texas A&M University System for Closing Two Confucius Institutes

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NAS congratulates Texas A&M University on the decision to close its Confucius Institute after receiving a bipartisan letter from two Texas Congressmen.

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April 4, 2018

Article: Countering Confucius Institutes

Rachelle Peterson

Introducing the first NAS Confucius Institutes toolkit that provides resources and ideas to address these Chinese government-funded centers.

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March 26, 2018

Article: U.S. Schools are Falling for China's Propaganda Campaign

Rachelle Peterson

American universities will need to choose between money and truth when it comes to Confucius Institutes.

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March 22, 2018

Article: NAS Statement on Foreign Influence Transparency Act

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The Foreign Influence Transparency Act is a step toward addressing Confucius Institutes.

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March 12, 2018

Article: Get China's Pernicious Confucius Institutes Out of US colleges

Rachelle Peterson

Rachelle Peterson writes at The Hill about six practical steps the US government can take in response to Confucius Institutes. 

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February 23, 2018

Article: ‘Reforming’ Confucius Institutes

NAS policy director Rachelle Peterson explains at American Greatness why we should be wary of China's efforts to makeover the image of Confucius Institutes.

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February 13, 2018

Article: Senator Rubio Calls Attention to Confucius Institutes

Rachelle Peterson

This morning, in a Senate hearing on worldwide threats to the United States, FBI Director Christopher Wray acknowledged that the FBI has been monitoring and investigating Confucius Institutes.

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January 24, 2018

Article: Pressure Mounts to Close Confucius Institutes on College Campuses

Rachelle Peterson

One year later and NAS's report on the Chinese government-funded Confucius Institutes is still making waves.

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August 30, 2017

Article: Censorship: Another Cheap Chinese Import We Don’t Need

Rachelle Peterson

Efforts to censor Cambridge University Press show how far the Chinese government will go to stifle intellectual freedom. 

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July 12, 2017

Article: Outsourced to China

Rachelle Peterson

Rachelle Peterson warns of the dangers inherent in allowing a foreign government to exert influence on classrooms and university administrators.

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June 27, 2017

Article: NAS Sends Letter to SUNY Trustees

Peter Wood

Peter Wood and Rachelle Peterson ask the SUNY Board of Trustees to investigate the Confucius Institutes in their system.

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June 14, 2017

Article: Director of Binghamton University’s Confucius Institute Responds to NAS Report

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Professor Zu-yan Chen and Rachelle Peterson discuss NAS's report on Confucius Institutes.

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May 22, 2017

Article: Another Response from Binghamton University

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Wang Qianghua responds to NAS’s report on Confucius Institutes and to two other professors’ responses. 

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May 22, 2017

Article: Binghamton University Professor Responds to NAS Report

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Professor Don Boros responds to Professor Chaffee and Outsourced to China.

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May 17, 2017

Article: Soft Power U: Chinese Propaganda in American Higher Education

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NAS Director of Research Rachelle Peterson comments on China's unprecedented influence on American college campuses.

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May 15, 2017

Article: American Universities Are Welcoming China’s Trojan Horse

Rachelle Peterson

Rachelle Peterson writes on China's use of soft power to influence students at American universities. 

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May 2, 2017

Article: Video: Outsourced to China DC Launch

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Videos from the Outsourced to China report launch are now available.

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May 1, 2017

Article: Binghamton University Responds to NAS’s Report

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SUNY Binghamton offers critiques and corrections to Outsourced to China. 

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April 28, 2017

Article: The New York Review of Books and Others Highlight NAS Report

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Articles and reviews of Outsourced to China, NAS's new report on Chinese soft power in American Higher Education.

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April 26, 2017

Article: Unveiling Communist China's Global Soft Power Outposts

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NAS Director of Research Projects Rachelle Peterson reviews a new documentary "In the Name of Confucius," on China's influence on Western higher education.

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April 26, 2017

Article: China Plants Flag at U.S. Universities

National Association of Scholars

PRESS RELEASE: NAS finds  that American colleges and universities have jeopardized their independence and academic freedom by succumbing to tools of China's soft power.

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April 21, 2017

Article: Red Star Over Campus - 4/26/2017 in Washington D.C.

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Join us in Washington DC for the launch of NAS’s latest report, Outsourced to China, on China’s soft power influence through Confucius Institutes. 

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October 8, 2014

Article: The New Problem of Higher Education: The Foreign-Based Institute

James A. Stever

James A. Stever, Professor Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati, discusses the potential dangers of foreign institutes such as the Confucius Institute.

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