Confucius institutes reappear under new names – report

From University World News: “Of 118 Confucius Institutes that existed in the US, 104 closed by the end of 2021 or are in the process of doing so. Many institutions were forced to refund money to the Chinese government – sometimes in excess of US$1 million – according to a new wide-ranging report on Confucius Institutes (CIs) in the US by the National Association of Scholars … However, ‘many once-defunct Confucius Institutes have since reappeared in other forms’, according to the association’s just-released report … It adds: ‘The single most popular reason institutions give when they close a CI is to replace it with a new Chinese partnership programme.’’”

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