The US operations of China's Confucius Institute would be required to register with the American government as foreign agents under a draft proposal in the US Senate and House of Representatives. Pictured: Kazakh Chinese-speaking students attend the Confucius Institute at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty.

US lawmakers seek to force Confucius Institutes to register as foreign agents

The Foreign Influence Transparency Act would close loopholes in current law and require parties promoting a political agenda to register with the Department of Justice

Topic |   US-China relations

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The US operations of China's Confucius Institute would be required to register with the American government as foreign agents under a draft proposal in the US Senate and House of Representatives. Pictured: Kazakh Chinese-speaking students attend the Confucius Institute at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty.
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Jodi Xu Klein

Jodi Xu Klein

Jodi Xu Klein is an award-winning business journalist with 20 years of experience. She joined the Post in 2017, after a decade based in the US reporting for The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. She was part of the Time Magazine team that won the Henry R. Luce Award, breaking the China SARS story.