Confucius Institutes offer language and culture lessons. Photo: HandoutConfucius Institutes offer language and culture lessons. Photo: Handout
Confucius Institutes offer language and culture lessons. Photo: Handout

China accuses US of ‘smearing’ Confucius Institutes after designating them a foreign mission

  • Government-funded language programmes will now have to disclose staff and holdings to US government
  • Move has been prompted by concerns over Beijing’s influence over the language institutes and US says the action is long overdue

Topic |   US-China decoupling
Confucius Institutes offer language and culture lessons. Photo: HandoutConfucius Institutes offer language and culture lessons. Photo: Handout
Confucius Institutes offer language and culture lessons. Photo: Handout
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