Undergraduate student Moe Lewis, left, shows her watercolour painting of peony leaves at a traditional Chinese painting class at the Confucius Institute at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 2, 2018. Photo: AP

New firewall prevents Pentagon cooperation with Confucius Institutes on American campuses

The new provision, tucked in the US defence bill, comes after Arizona State University bragged about mixing Pentagon-funded Mandarin programmes and its Chinese-funded Confucius Institute

Topic |   US-China relations

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Undergraduate student Moe Lewis, left, shows her watercolour painting of peony leaves at a traditional Chinese painting class at the Confucius Institute at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 2, 2018. Photo: AP
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