Confucius Institutes have been established in almost 500 higher education institutions globally. Photo: Doris Liu

Belgian university closes its Chinese state-funded Confucius Institute after spying claims

  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel says cooperating with the institute is no longer consistent with its policies
  • Security services had accused Song Xinning, former head of the institute at the university, of being a recruiter for Chinese intelligence
Topic |   China’s soft power

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Confucius Institutes have been established in almost 500 higher education institutions globally. Photo: Doris Liu
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