Some US politicians have the mistaken perception that programmes run by China’s Confucius Institutes are confusing US students with pro-Chinese communist notions and other evil, subversive ideas. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Fears of Chinese infiltration on US campuses reveal the closing of the American mind

Tom Plate says the targeting of Confucius Institutes in the US as potentially subversive threats shows how little many Americans know about China, and even about their own universities – where differences of opinion are gradually disappearing

Topic |   US-China relations

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Some US politicians have the mistaken perception that programmes run by China’s Confucius Institutes are confusing US students with pro-Chinese communist notions and other evil, subversive ideas. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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