Senate investigators warn of Chinese state-run centers at more than 100 U.S. colleges


The Confucius Institutes that have sprouted up on colleges over the last decade and a half are Chinese state run entities.

(From NBC)

Senate investigators are warning that China has opened government-run centers at more than 100 American college campuses, pouring over $158 million into Confucius Institutes that spread Chinese influence while going largely unmonitored by the U.S. government.

China’s government “controls nearly every aspect” of the institutes, including the funding, staffing and programming, according to a new, bipartisan report from the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

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