A Belgian hearing has overturned an eight-year entry ban against the former head of a Confucius Institute in Brussels who was accused of espionage. Photo: Handout A Belgian hearing has overturned an eight-year entry ban against the former head of a Confucius Institute in Brussels who was accused of espionage. Photo: Handout
A Belgian hearing has overturned an eight-year entry ban against the former head of a Confucius Institute in Brussels who was accused of espionage. Photo: Handout

Belgian judges overturn ban on Chinese Confucius Institute professor accused of spying

  • Eight-year bar from entering Europe’s visa-free area ‘not valid’ but no ruling made on validity of espionage claims
  • Song Xinning denied accusations of recruiting for Chinese intelligence while head of controversial institute in Brussels

Topic |   Espionage
A Belgian hearing has overturned an eight-year entry ban against the former head of a Confucius Institute in Brussels who was accused of espionage. Photo: Handout A Belgian hearing has overturned an eight-year entry ban against the former head of a Confucius Institute in Brussels who was accused of espionage. Photo: Handout
A Belgian hearing has overturned an eight-year entry ban against the former head of a Confucius Institute in Brussels who was accused of espionage. Photo: Handout
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