August 13, 2020

Amid fraying China ties, US targets Confucius Institutes

Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stepped up the pressure on China on Thursday by ordering the center which runs Confucius Institutes in the United States to register as a foreign mission.”The PRC (People’s Republic of China) has taken advantage of America’s openness to undertake large scale and well-funded propaganda efforts and influence operations in this country,” Pompeo said in a statement.”Today, the Department of State designated the Confucius Institute US Center as a foreign mission of the PRC, recognizing CIUS for what it is: an entity advancing Beijing’s global pro…


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