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US lawmakers suggest letting Taiwan fill void left by Confucius Institutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Republican lawmakers recently penned a letter to the U.S. Department of Education suggesting it replace the Chinese government-affiliated Confucius Institutes w...

US promotes English teacher training base in southern Taiwan amid closer ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top American representative to Taiwan hailed the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative as a boost for Taiwan’s effort to go bilingual as he attended the Bilingual Edu...

US lawmakers reintroduce Taiwan Relations Reinforcement Act

Two United States bipartisan lawmakers on Friday reintroduced the Taiwan Relations Reinforcement Act, which according to them, seeks to update U.S. policy toward Taiwan to better reflect U.S. values a...

U.S. Senate backs bill to clamp down on China-funded Confucius Institutes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill to tighten controls on Chinese-funded cultural centers on university campuses known as Confucius Institutes, the latest in a series o...

US urges Taiwan to fill gap as China’s Confucius Institutes wane

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top American representative to Taiwan is urging the country to fill the gap left by the exodus of China's Confucius Institutes in the U.S., following accusations t...

Taiwan, US launch new language education initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the U.S. on Thursday (Dec. 3) unveiled an initiative to cooperate on Chinese- and English-language teaching, following concerns in the U.S. about academic excha...

US secretary of state reiterates bipartisan commitment to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated on Thursday (Nov. 12) that Washington's commitment to Taiwan is bipartisan and that the country "has not been a par...

US hits Chinese media with new restrictions, upping tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hitting Chinese media outlets in the U.S. with new restrictions, a move that will further foment tensions in already deteriorating ties between the world’...

China will be next US president's biggest challenge: John Bolton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the U.S. presidential election only 14 days away, three former U.S. national security advisors, including John Bolton, cautioned on Monday (Oct. 19) that China will b...

China defends Confucius Institutes now under fire from US

BEIJING (AP) — Following scathing political attacks from the Trump administration, China on Friday defended its Confucius Institutes as apolitical facilitators of cultural and language exchange. ...

US sees 'malign influence' in China-backed school program

The Trump administration on Friday encouraged U.S. schools and colleges to rethink their ties to the Confucius Institute, a program that brings Chinese language classes to America but, according to fe...

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...