GOP lawmakers urge clampdown on Confucius Institutes at American colleges and universities

Confucius Institutes, which operate in at least 50 American colleges and universities, have come under increased scrutiny from politicians who have dubbed them a propaganda arm of the Chinese government.

rappresentante. Michelle Steel, R-Calif., e Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., are now leading an effort to expand the new U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative to develop more programs on college campuses to teach the Mandarin language in the hope they can take the place of Confucius Institutes.

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Steel and Blackburn wrote the U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona about boosting the 2020 U.S.-Taiwan educational partnership, which they sayunlike the China agreementswill safeguard academic freedom.

rappresentante. Michelle Steel, R-Calif.

rappresentante. Michelle Steel, R-Calif.

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