Song Xinning, a former director of the Confucius Institute in Brussels, denies supporting Chinese intelligence activities in the city. Photo: Doris LiuSong Xinning, a former director of the Confucius Institute in Brussels, denies supporting Chinese intelligence activities in the city. Photo: Doris Liu
Song Xinning, a former director of the Confucius Institute in Brussels, denies supporting Chinese intelligence activities in the city. Photo: Doris Liu

Chinese professor accused of spying by Belgium, barred from entering Schengen Area

  • Security services in Brussels say Song Xinning, former head of Confucius Institute at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, worked as a recruiter for Chinese intelligence
  • Academic, who has been banned from 26-nation free-travel zone for eight years, says he was contacted by US envoy who asked him to ‘cooperate’ with the Americans

Topic |   China-EU relations
Song Xinning, a former director of the Confucius Institute in Brussels, denies supporting Chinese intelligence activities in the city. Photo: Doris LiuSong Xinning, a former director of the Confucius Institute in Brussels, denies supporting Chinese intelligence activities in the city. Photo: Doris Liu
Song Xinning, a former director of the Confucius Institute in Brussels, denies supporting Chinese intelligence activities in the city. Photo: Doris Liu
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