Confucius Institutes threaten academic freedom

Helle Dale, China’s Confucius Institutes Could Threaten Academic Freedom:

Confucius Institutes, seeded with funding from the Chinese government for the purpose of teaching Chinese language and culture are sprouting at an alarming rate on university campuses, including here in the United States. Wherever the People’s Republic of China establishes a presence, academic freedom is soon compromised. Concerns have been raised from the United States, to Britain, Sweden and Vietnam that inviting in Confucius Institutes also means inviting in Chinese soft power pressure.
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