The head of the Confucius Institute in Bratislava told a local academic he should find it “stressful” to walk down the street. Photo: AP The head of the Confucius Institute in Bratislava told a local academic he should find it “stressful” to walk down the street. Photo: AP
The head of the Confucius Institute in Bratislava told a local academic he should find it “stressful” to walk down the street. Photo: AP

‘Are you sleeping well?’ How Europe’s China researchers are alarmed by efforts to stifle criticism

  • One Slovakian researcher was sent a message – which the sender insisted was a joke – saying ‘Big Brother is watching you’ over a report on Chinese influence
  • Some European think tanks and academics have been targeted with sanctions, while others face attacks in state media or from diplomats

Topic |   China-EU relations
The head of the Confucius Institute in Bratislava told a local academic he should find it “stressful” to walk down the street. Photo: AP The head of the Confucius Institute in Bratislava told a local academic he should find it “stressful” to walk down the street. Photo: AP
The head of the Confucius Institute in Bratislava told a local academic he should find it “stressful” to walk down the street. Photo: AP
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