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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...

Arrival of Flagship in Taiwan significant for US-Taiwan relations: William Stanton

The U.S. Language Flagship Program Has Come to Taiwan Relations between the United States and Taiwan have clearly never been better, but we tend to measure that progress only in terms of major eve...

Analysis: Are China's 'internal affairs' going more global?

One day in 1955, the fledgling People's Republic of China was unhappy about U.S. involvement with Taiwan, the self-governing island that Beijing considered its territory. So Premier Zhou Enlai wrote a...

Australian academic arrested in China could face death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese-born Australian academic apprehended while transiting in Guangzhou in January is pleading for Australian authorities to help secure his release after being charg...

China's Confucius Institutes face decline in Australia, North America

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Educational institutions across the United States and Australia appear to be reconsidering their relationship with the China-funded Confucius Institutes, with a recent spa...

San Francisco State University shutters its Confucius Institute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –- San Francisco State University (SFSU) decided to end its 14-year collaboration with the Confucius Institute under pressure from the federal government, making it the 13th...