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How China Infiltrated U.S. Classrooms

How China Infiltrated U.S. Classrooms

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How China Infiltrated U.S. Classrooms


Even as they face criticism, Chinese government-run educational institutes have continued their forward march on college campuses across the United States


By ETHAN EPSTEIN | January 16, 2018 | Updated

Last year, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte made an announcement to great fanfare: The university would soon open a branch of the Confucius Institute, the Chinese government-funded educational institutions that teach Chinese language, culture and history. The Confucius Institute would “help students be better equipped to succeed in an increasingly globalized world,” says Nancy Gutierrez, UNC Charlotte’s dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and “broaden the University’s outreach and support for language instruction and cultural opportunities in the Charlotte community,” according to a press release.


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