Carrie Feyerabend from the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University performs during the Amazing Chinese Opera show at the University at Buffalo in New York state, on November 16. China’s Confucius Institutes, centres teaching Chinese language and culture funded by a Chinese government-affiliated entity, have come under suspicion in the West. Photo: Xinhua
Minxin Pei
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Minxin Pei

As China ups its influence abroad, the West must count on the power of its democratic values to prevail

  • Minxin Pei says instead of reacting with suspicion to anything connected to China, Western countries should focus on the strength of their own democratic processes, such as transparency

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Carrie Feyerabend from the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University performs during the Amazing Chinese Opera show at the University at Buffalo in New York state, on November 16. China’s Confucius Institutes, centres teaching Chinese language and culture funded by a Chinese government-affiliated entity, have come under suspicion in the West. Photo: Xinhua
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