Pompeo announces fresh restrictions on Chinese diplomats in U.S.

The United States said on Wednesday (Sept. 2) it would require senior Chinese diplomats to get State Department approval before visiting U.S. university campuses or holding cultural events with more t...

Pompeo wants all Confucius Institutes in US closed by end of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed hopes on Tuesday (Sept. 1) that every Confucius Institute in the U.S. would be shuttered by the end of 2020. The top Ameri...

China attacks new US demand to register Confucius Institutes

BEIJING (AP) — China accused the United States on Friday of trying to “demonize and stigmatize” relations between the two countries, in a scathing attack on the Trump administration's designation of C...

Trump administration: Confucius Institute is arm of Beijing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday designated the Confucius Institute U.S. Center as a foreign mission of the Chinese Communist Party, alleging that the program to help teach Chine...

US State Department set to designate Confucius Institutes as ‘foreign missions’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department is reportedly poised to demand that China's Confucius Institutes register as “foreign missions” in the latest example of fraught ...

German universities move to reject China’s Confucius Institutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German universities have joined U.S. and other European universities in scrutinizing the role of China's Confucius Institutes, which allegedly function as a propaganda...

China’s Confucius Institute renamed amid global backlash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Confucius Institute has seen its name changed to one that highlights “language exchange” amid mounting controversy over its alleged role as a pro...

China no longer hiding intent to control world: Australian think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) analyst Alex Joske said in a new research paper Tuesday (June 9) that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has adopted methods ot...

Australian student faces potential expulsion for anti-China protests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australian human rights student-activist Drew Pavlou said he is facing possible expulsion from the University of Queensland (UQ) for his activism on campus against the Chi...

Sweden shutters all China-sponsored Confucius Institutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As relations between China and the rest of the world continue to worsen due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Swedish government has decided to shut down...

University of Maryland shuts down first Confucius Institute in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The University of Maryland (UMD) announced Friday (Jan. 17) that it will shut down its Confucius Institute (CI), the first of its kind in the U.S., due to government regul...

University of Kansas will close Confucius Institute

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas plans to close its Confucius Institute in January, in part because federal funding for universities that host the China-linked facilities has been reduce...

Belgian university to shut down Confucius Institute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Belgian research university Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) announced on Wednesday (Dec. 11) it will terminate cooperation with the Chinese government-sponsored Confucius...

US to launch Mandarin network to counter China's influence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States is reportedly launching a new Mandarin-language network aimed at countering China’s increasing global clout. The initiative, Global Mandarin, wi...

China denies reports of professor spying in Belgium

BEIJING (AP) — China says media reports that a professor leading a Beijing-backed language and culture institute in Belgium was involved in spying are untrue. Chinese foreign ministr...