Confucius Institute


Germany To Restrict Influence of China’s Confucius Institute

Deutsche Welle

Germany's education minister has called for “clear limits” to be imposed on the Confucius Institute, which promotes Chinese language and culture.


With Confucius Institutes Shuttering Across US, Can Taiwanese Teachers Fill the Gap?

Bryan Chou

Taiwanese teachers of Mandarin are in high demand in the U.S., but opinions vary over whether they can fill the gap left by Chinese teachers.


On US College Campuses, Student Groups Call for Closure of Beijing-Funded Confucius Institutes

Voice of America

An open letter from two major U.S. college political organizations has called for the closure of Confucius Institutes, citing the threat the institutes pose to academic freedom.

孔子 Statue of Confucius at Confucian Temple in Shanghai, China

How Much Influence Do Confucius Institutes Have in Australia?

The Interpreter

Properly examining the allegations against Confucius Institutes will allow Australia to assess more credible threats of China’s foreign influence.


FEATURE: Inside Beijing's Project Teaching Thai Students Chinese

Shuhei Omi

Thousands of Chinese college graduates, sponsored by the Chinese government, teach Chinese in Thai public schools. But does it help China’s soft power?


The Effectiveness of the Chinese Cultural Centers and Confucius Institutes

Xiaoling Zhang

With 500 Confucius Institutes and 1,000 Confucius Classrooms on campuses around the world today, both have become a global phenomenon. Just what purpose do they serve?

Xi Jinping 孔子學院

Russia to Close Another Confucius Institute


The Blagoveshchensk City Prosecutor’s Office believes that the Confucius Institute at the Blagoveshchensk State National Normal University violates Russian laws by being registered as a foreign cultural center.

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