China to ‘optimise’ spread of controversial Confucius Institutes

//China to ‘optimise’ spread of controversial Confucius Institutes

China to ‘optimise’ spread of controversial Confucius Institutes

China said it plans to “optimise” the spread of its Confucius Institutes, the controversial institutions designed to promote Chinese language and culture but which have been criticised for spreading Communist Party influence.In 2004, China began setting up the government-run bodies, whose stated mission is to satisfy soaring global demand to learn Chinese.But they have faced opposition, especially in the United States, for being little more than a propaganda arm of the ruling party, assertions…

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