The US has accused Confucius Institutes of being a front for the Chinese Communist Party. Photo: AP
The US has accused Confucius Institutes of being a front for the Chinese Communist Party. Photo: AP

When US anger rises at China’s Confucius Institutes, Southeast Asia thinks of the consequences

  • Accused by Trump of being a propaganda front for the Chinese Communist Party, Confucius Institutes around the world are under intense scrutiny
  • Asean minds are more open: to many, any political influence the institutes wield is balanced by the need to understand a top trade partner’s perspective

Topic |   US-China relations
The US has accused Confucius Institutes of being a front for the Chinese Communist Party. Photo: AP
The US has accused Confucius Institutes of being a front for the Chinese Communist Party. Photo: AP
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