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"confucius institute" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

03:00 min | 8 months ago

"confucius institute" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Moesha. Tony Cats so great to be with you. We have talked often about China's influence in the United States and how China tries to work situation specifically on college campuses, where you're not able to speak out against China. One of the ways they do this Is with Confucius Institutes. We've had these conversations with Congressman Jim Banks of the Indiana third before we've seen Confucius Institutes removed from college campuses. Chuck Grassley, senator from Iowa, referring to Confucius Institutes as fronts for Chinese propaganda. The secretary of state Mike Pompeo, joins us right now. Always a pleasure to have you back. On the show, Sir. Fraternities are essentially and in reality important element of the Chinese Communist Party's global influence campaign, and they now reach tens of thousands of US school Children every day, so they need to be shut down the effectively. The Confucius Institutes effectively have allowed the Chinese Communist Party government to take up a physical presence. In the halls of our Children's schools here in the United States. It's unacceptable. So we're asking every high school every 12 institution every college to evaluate their computers, classroom there Confucian institute and would like to have them all shut down and have the people who are engaged in this on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party who are here. Traveling on pizzas no longer being having access to our classrooms with so much of this is a conversation about propaganda, and we hear the propaganda conversation's coming up. Often that China is guilty of it. Of course, we hear that the Russians are guilty of it, and you have engaged these conversations before as as well how much Of what we receive. In terms of information. Would you describe as clearly propaganda? How much should the American people be worried about it? Then you will have to be on guard. Every one of us has an individual responsibility that the state has a responsibility itself to identify this disinformation and share that with the American people, But we all need to be cautious. When you see someone from a Confucius Institute, talking about the benefits and the greatness of the Chinese Communist Party. You need to understand the source. When you see uh Artie. A particular story line. You need to say, Well, that is a that is a Russian influenced operation. Maybe it's still true. Maybe the information's there, but you need to evaluate it. Very careful with these thieves, countries. These leaders their intelligence services, their military apparatuses. There. Public information efforts are aimed often opposing real risk to our democratic values in each of us has a responsibility to be very careful about accepting this information at face value when we see it, whether that's on TV or on the Web Site or on our.

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Education Department Probes Harvard, Yale Over Foreign Funding

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:00 min | 1 year ago

Education Department Probes Harvard, Yale Over Foreign Funding

"The US Department of Education announced late yesterday that it is investigating two elite. Us Universities Yale and Harvard. The government says the schools failed to report hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign gifts and contracts. Npr Education correspondent. Returner is following this and joins us in Studio Corey. Rachel all right tells more what exactly is the education department saying. Harvard and Yale did wrong. Well it's saying. They violated a part of the higher education. Act specifically section one seventeen and it says colleges and universities have to report to the US government any contracts or gifts from foreign sources. If they're worth more than a quarter of a million dollars in the case of Yale the department says the school failed to report at least three hundred and seventy five million dollars in foreign gifts and contracts and chose not to report any gifts apparently over the last four years the department says it is also concerned. Harvard hasn't fully disclosed all foreign gifts or contracts and is this really just limited to Harvard and Yale not even close We should say both schools Harvard and Yale confirmed NPR. They have received These notices investigation. They are preparing to respond but the government has already been looking into other schools including Georgetown. Texas AM CORNELL RUTGERS MIT Maryland. This is a widespread problem. The department says since July of last year it's enforcement efforts have triggered the reporting of about six and a half billion dollars in previously undisclosed foreign money. Okay so corey explain what? The trump administration is really worried about here. Yeah a few things. Espionage certainly wants to protect US intellectual property and Research. It also wants to make sure. Foreign governments aren't exercising. You know undue influence It's chief concern here seems to be China remember. It was just a week or so ago. That the chair of Harvard's chemistry department was arrested for allegedly lying to Defense Department investigators about lucrative research contracts. He may have had with the Chinese government. And I should also say Rachel. There was a Senate investigation last year that found nearly two thirds of US schools that received more than that quarter of a million dollar threshold from what it calls a propaganda arm of the Chinese government actually failed then properly report it. So as a result basically the Senate brought the hammer down on the department for non enforcing the law and so now. Ed is bringing the hammer down on schools. So where's the line though? Corey explained the line between gifts that then opened the door to espionage and gifts. That are just gift something less than furious. I think the challenge here is that line is not even remotely clear There's just a lot of gray area. One example is is a central focus of that Senate investigation from last year. They looked into what are called these Confucius institutes that are on dozens of us. College campuses and They're funded essentially by the Chinese government and they're meant to promote Chinese language and culture and they're essentially a a really powerful expression of of China's soft power here But it also clearly made Senate. Investigators really nervous right so so. What are the schools saying? I mean? Are they defending this? Well you know what no one denies that this is a problem that they need to disclose this stuff They told me though. You know one reason. There's such a need for this. Money is because state funding for higher. Ed really hasn't fully rebounded since the great recession I also heard from a few folks saying like look when it comes to cutting edge research scientific development. Collaboration is important and that collaboration is often international. I also want to say one more thing which is a few folks told me that. Look you know what the department is also to blame here because this law has been on the books since the one thousand nine hundred eighty s and the department has never bothered to enforce it or to clarify to create any sort of rules to make clear to schools. This is what you need to do and this is how you need to do it. So there's plenty of blame to go round. Npr's Corey Turner. Thank you corey. Thank you

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"confucius institute" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

08:24 min | 3 years ago

"confucius institute" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

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"confucius institute" Discussed on Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten

Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten

05:29 min | 3 years ago

"confucius institute" Discussed on Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten

"So it's a question that bears further research and definitely we would be looking into, and of course, even if there hasn't been a -sarily over espionage efforts conducted vis-a-vis the Confucius institutes, there's, of course the idea that potentially there could be assets recruited out of these institutes given that you have Chinese teachers approved by the Chinese communist party who are the ones leading the this cultural exchange education, quote, unquote program and and or trying to create agents of influence affectively out of them. So it'll bear bear, noting and future testimonies. We'll see if the FBI director and the intelligence community sites. Anything more on this matter now when you were conducting this research and then subsequent to this research, did you find that the Chinese government itself in any way sought to. Threaten the national association of scholars or otherwise attack your work. We got two responses. I, our website got hit with hackers from China the day that our report on Confucius institutes was released. Our website withstood the hacking, refine the report did go out, but that can put us on our toes a bit. That was the first response. The second response was kind of charm offensive. Our president Peter would and I both got inundated with speaking imitations in China and requests to come, give keynote addresses and take luxuriance all expenses, paid trips to China where of course, there would be no purposes besides delivering this speech, no attempts of course to co-opt does or by our silence. So China has launched an effort to respond. Show the FBI director gives testimony in part regarding Confucius institutes, and it bears noting this was in context of broader testimony of the broad intelligence community talking about threats to the USO. It's pretty notable that the FBI director would bring up Confucius institutes in the wake of your report during that testimony. Since that point, there have been legislative efforts to grapple with the influence of Confucius institutes on US soil. So tell us a little bit about those efforts. Yes. There have been several bills introduced. The first is called the foreign influence transparency act. It's sponsored in the Senate by Marco Rubio and Tom cotton, and in the house by Joe Wilson. And this Bill is an attempt to provide the American public with more information. The US public should know when foreign governments are trying to exert influence over college campuses, especially when that influence extends to the college curriculum. So. So this Bill which IS had the opportunity to work on would require colleges to divulge more information when they get grants and contracts from foreign agents. The second Bill is called the stop higher education, espionage and theft act in sponsored by Ted Cruz. We were able to work on that a little bit with his office, and this Bill has allied earlier scope. It looks at multiple sources of espionage and attempts choose steal research and development from the United States, and it targets those sources of influence and theft, and again requires colleges to divulge more information, but it also has an extra step. It requires the f. b. i. to create a category called foreign intelligence threats to higher education. And the f. b. would maintain this list of foreign intelligence threats and. Any agency or group on that list from the f. b. i. within me subject to enhanced screening. So these are both efforts to make the American public for small more aware of what the Chinese government and other governments are trying to do, but also try to hold colleges countable and hold those foreign agents countable by requiring them to share more information in your studies. Did you find that there are other governments who are sponsoring? Similarly, sue arguably subversive programs on US soil. There are other governments that are making similar attempts. I'm doing a project right now looking at Saudi Arabia, but the way China does. It is unique. China is really the only nation that has established a wide footprint of institutes on college campuses offering four credit. College courses sponsored by a foreign government. That's unique. Other nations will set up centers that are off campus that are not for credit that are purely cultural exchange centers where if you go there, you know what you're going to get China has these centers on college campuses and that makes them one of a kind. When you complete your next report on Saudi Arabia will look forward to having you on again to discuss and Rachelle. Thank you so much for putting for this report which is incredibly eye opening, and I think critical when we think about the size scope.

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"confucius institute" Discussed on Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten

Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten

05:15 min | 3 years ago

"confucius institute" Discussed on Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten

"Similarly, if you ask about Taiwan and Tabet, you'll hear their undisputed territories of China. Everyone knows that nothing more to talk about. If you ask about the persecution of falon gong of Wiegert of Christians of any minorities in China, you'll hear that everything's great. Human rights are getting better and have. There's really nothing to talk about their either. So. It's a very edited version of China and students here only what the Chinese government wants them to year who are the students that populate these over one hundred Confucius institutes on US college campuses. It's a mix. Sometimes it's regular college. Students who in some cases are taking these classes for college credit at thirty percent of the case studies that I looked at at twelve case studies. The Confucius institute was the only place where you could study Chinese language culture history at that university. So for some students, they're taking these classes for credit sometimes counting towards their degrees as core distribution requirements. Other times they're members of the public Confucius institutes have done a good job of trying to straddle the university world and the public world and try to appeal to anyone in the area. So if you're a retiree in the area trying to fill your time, even sign up for a Confucius institute class in barred about how great China is. But sometimes they're also Chinese nationals, and that is where the Chinese government really tries to keep tabs on them and control what they're hearing in the US about China and understand what they're saying, what they're thinking and report back to the China government on what these students in the US are saying and potentially subject them to repercussions based on what that is. What was the most alarming thing that you observed in conducting interviews with these various officers and examining the bylaws constitutions that enabled the formation of these institutes on US campuses really. It was the way that American universities did not seem to have vetted these Confucius institutes at all. When I looked at the contr. Attracts that colleges had signed with the Chinese government. I was really startled by some of the language in there that seemed obvious -ly wrong. Why would you sign this? There were prohibitions against transgressing Chinese law. There were requirements that if you tarnish the reputation of the Confucius institute, you could be hauled into court at what is tarnished the reputation of the Confucius institute mean no one really knows. And that's one of the the tools that the Chinese government has to have this expansive language, keeping universities on their toes to not do anything offensive to the Chinese government. And then in these contracts, again, it was all set up really to the benefit of China with China, providing the money, the teachers, the textbooks, and often in these contracts, China being the one that would get to evaluate the Confucius institute, evaluate the classes and decide whether it was up to par. Those are. For all tasks that the university should have. If this is a class on their campus, they should be hiring the teachers. The teachers should be selecting the textbooks. The university should be conducting assessments, but in most of these contracts that was left to the Chinese government and you've discussed the propagandistic efforts of its institutions, and that isn't just using it or a few future. Pick example is there's actually a quote from two thousand nine. We chang-choon then the head of propaganda for the China's communist party and a member of the party's polit bureau standing committee, and he called confusions institutes. And I quote here an important part of China's overseas propaganda setup. You also mention the fact that there is in effect surveillance of Chinese individuals in the US. And of course, likely Americans as well definitional because Americans are some of the people that populate these institutions, the FBI director, Christopher Ray and testimony in February. Two thousand eighteen said that the FBI was looking into other sorts of nefarious activities. For example, potentially espionage relating to institutions like Confucius institutes. Have you found in your study and evidence of over beyond surveillance, actual espionage? No, I have not found actual hard evidence of espionage though. I did find a number of American professors who were who felt pretty sure that there s been going on though. They didn't have anything specific to point two, but you're right, that Christopher Ray the director of the FBI did testify about this in February of this year and. Intelligence officers and other countries, including Canada and Australia have been looking at this as well..

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"confucius institute" Discussed on Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten

Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten

04:15 min | 3 years ago

"confucius institute" Discussed on Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten

"High ranking US professors serving as the the director of the Confucius institute paired with a co director. From China and several said to me, the director of the Confucius institute is sitting on the committee that's going to review my promotion tenure package. I can't afford to lose that. I can't go on record. So it was really shocking to me the the kinds of risks that these professors felt like they were taking just by speaking about this incident on their campus, and just to give you one specific case study. One person that I spoke with was so concerned that he didn't even want to be seen talking with me that we actually met in the basement of another building rather than in his office on American soil. This is in of state New York? Yeah. He just wanted to be sure that there was no evidence that he was the one talking with me. One thing also that I found particularly disturbing in your report was the percentage of teachers. Who received their pay directly from Chinese authorities. Obviously, money is leverage and then you have teachers being paid by Chinese authorities. Many of these teachers are Chinese nationals. They're not American citizens or they're not Chinese Americans who vets these teachers and who are these teachers. They're vetted by the Chinese government. So one of the conditions of having a Confucius institute is that China and its generosity. It says, we'll give you teachers and textbooks, and the teachers are selected by the Chinese government. The Han bond maintains a database of eligible teachers. Some of them are professors at Chinese universities. Others are recent graduates of Chinese universities and the way the hiring process works is. China selects these candidates by whatever criteria it deems relevant. We're not totally sure what criteria are included, but is likely that some kind of ideological purity to the Chinese communist party is part of that. But once they have this list of eligible teachers, the American universities are given a slate of two to three candidates, and they pick one from those two to three. So the American universities, if you ask them, we'll say we get to choose who are teacher is there's a hiring process. We see resumes. We interview people, but they're selecting a very small pool of candidates all of whom how have been screened by the Chinese government. Sorta way cow elections were again, Iran, where there's a suite of candidates and those candidates are approved by the mullah's. So yes, you have your freedom to choose among a very narrow set of potential options. I mean, it's just it's staggering that on US soil. This is the sort of thing that that we are subjecting ourselves too. So what is actually taught based upon, but the case studies that you can duct it in your research, what is actually taught by these Confucius institutes? Anything that looks good about China gets taught at Confucius institutes. Some of it is, you know nothing wrong with it. There's no falsehood. They're teaching Chinese language. They're teaching paper, cutting their teaching about Chinese tea ceremonies and different Chinese holidays, all things that are fine to learn, not necessarily anything wrong with teaching that, but there are some things that are missed hot, and there are a lot of things that are never taught, so you will not get a complete history of China from. Futian seduced. Certain key episodes are mysteriously left out. I asked what would happen if a student asked about tenement square where of course, the Chinese government massacred democracy demonstrators and I got a lot of beating around the Bush in terms of answers and one director of Confucius institute of the Chinese director at New Jersey City University told me she would show a picture and point out the beautiful architecture. So students will learn that this is a gorgeous tourist site, but they would not learn anything about what happened there..

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"confucius institute" Discussed on Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten

Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten

04:53 min | 3 years ago

"confucius institute" Discussed on Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten

"Students choose your university that's an additional incentive for colleges and universities. And once they have the Confucius institute, a strong incentive for them to keep it, whatever the risks that they may be becoming aware of when we talk about the Chinese government's influence over Confucius institute, the specific Oregon that you're referring to is the Han Bonn, which is an organ of the communist party in China. What is the Han and how specifically does it influence these Confucius institutes the hun Baan is an agency within the Chinese ministry of education. It is responsible for setting up Confucius institutes as well as a similar program called Confucius classrooms on k. twelve schools and has variety of other international exchange programs, though Confucius institutes are the largest of them the Han. Bon as an agency of the Chinese ministry of education is part of the Chinese government. It is overseen by council of twelve members, including representatives of multiple state agencies in China, including ministries that are charged with propaganda. So it's very close related to the Chinese government and the people in charge of the Han have a lot of crossover with the leadership of the Chinese communist party. So shoo-in the director general of the Han Bonn is a career bureaucrat from the Chinese ministry of education. She's also a member of the state council and high ranking member of the Chinese communist party. So the Chinese government's fingerprints are all over Confucius institutes, and this really is closely tied with their efforts at using their cultural diplomacy as form of foreign policy fingers. Noting here that there's also a parallel even when it comes to the economic. Relationship with China, which is there have been a spate of articles that we've seen in western publications over the last year discussing the fact that to the shock of many of the executives, American executives and European executives who do business in China. They're actually now Chinese communist party for lack of a better term apparatchiks being installed within these economic institutions within private firms and who are actually having more and more direct control even over business and financial decisions of those companies. So I think it bears noting here that just as the Han Bon influences these purported cultural exchange and Wang programs. There's a similar thing occurring with respect to financial institutions and other firms that do business in China that are western firms. Now you spoke to numerous individuals in carrying out a number of case studies and compiling this extensive report. Who demanded total anonymity as a condition for saying virtually anything regarding these Confucius institutes? Why. Two reasons. One is concerned for retribution from the Chinese government. Chinese government does not mess around with critics of China and take some very seriously and scholars who are studying China Noverre well, the risks that they run when they criticize the Chinese government. Many of them have been denied visas, which is basically a death sentence for their research career. If they can't conduct interviews, if they can't visit archives, if they can't get access to records in China, really stymies what they can do. And so for professor trying to establish academic career being limited to that kind of research is is a real blow to their career. But there's also intimidation and the Chinese government has a long arm. It can reach into the US quite easily. And American scholars are concerned about retribution from the Chinese government. If they go on record, criticizing the Confucius. On their campus. But the second source of concern for them is really interesting. They were concerned about Reggie from their own university and that really shocked me that American professors did not feel like they're academe ick. Freedom was protected by their university, and their administration was instead more concerned about maintaining this relationship with the Chinese government. The sources of influence at the administration has on the professors is really numerous. They can deny promotion, the denied tenure, they can deny sabbaticals and often the Confucius institute has done a good job of ingratiating itself with the university administration. It's often a dean who is serving as the chairman of the board of the Confucius institute. It's often a.

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"confucius institute" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

02:13 min | 3 years ago

"confucius institute" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"Vulnerable you know open sort of opportunity for chinese espionage is because they operate in such an opaque way and because they're funded by the shutting controlled by the chinese communist parties bon organization which is part of their overall influence operations infrastructure now can we put you know can we reduce the risk significantly i think we can a huge problem you know but that's not to say we couldn't do it well if we tried and devoted the resources you know the the other choice of course is just the ban you know any sort of china us chinese cooperation which again is another huge and controversial idea i tend to side on the other with you know the idea of okay listen let's find ways to work with china that prevents them from doing mischievous stuff but allows us to sort of you know fall short of you know just saying oh chinese students can't you know be on american campuses think is a little too extreme frankly josh why don't we just say this you know you cannot have a confucius institute in the united states if we cannot have george washington institute in china i mean we can't so if we're not allowed to have american institutes there why should we allow the chinese onto our campuses it just seems to me this is an issue of recipe property that we seem to have forgotten that concept altogether yeah no i think in the reciprocity is a is a fascinating sort of idea to sort of inject as a principal for managing and was trying to religious sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't right i mean do we really want to have a us government you know outpost in one hundred chinese universities.

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"confucius institute" Discussed on AM 1260 The Answer

AM 1260 The Answer

02:05 min | 3 years ago

"confucius institute" Discussed on AM 1260 The Answer

"Are they and what are they up to these are chinese government funded centers that operate on american colleges and universities the teach students the chinese government's preferred version of chinese history and culture they operate as a kind of propaganda machine for the chinese communist party and they serve as a way to monitor and pressure american scholars from conducting research on topics that the chinese government doesn't want highlighted for instance human rights violations so the serve the chinese government's purposes and they co opt american universities into promoting the chinese government's purposes as well particularly insidious piece of this show you documented duri well in your paper outsource to china it's not just what those who are employed by the confucius institutes are doing is it it's what they are also insisting that the campuses on which they operate do or don't do what the professors teach and don't teach in courses that may have nothing to do with the confucius institute is that right that's right many scholars when i interviewed them reported to me that they faced immense pressure either directly from the confucius institute or from their university administration who didn't want to offend the confucius institute and risk losing this money from china and yes yes there is a long track record of china refusing to grant visas to scholars whose work chinese government finds offensive and that's a real risk for american professors on universities with confucius institutes and easy way for the chinese government to watch what they're writing and saying really have a punitive effect on their careers to the extent that they depend upon access to china research they are and so under their books and teaching.

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"confucius institute" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

WAAM Talk 1600

02:10 min | 3 years ago

"confucius institute" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

"The university of michigan is a nipple deepen confucius institute i don't know what they have contributed to the u of m what they haven't and how much money the important but we find out that the confucius institute has nothing to do with confucius no that big fat chinese guy with some type of a month or soft will pin no no what are the confucius institute has to do with is the communist government an important part of china's overseas propaganda set up and that doesn't come down from confucius now that comes down from a guy named li changchun in two thousand nine then he was the head of the propaganda of propaganda rather for the chinese communist party he said that himself fbi director chryst raise even worried about this now i find it hard to believe because well the fbi these days doesn't seem to be involved in what they should be involved in which would be the criminal activity of communism communism's a criminal activity straight up given the american constitution in but what role about in america but i find it hard to believe in apparently christopher race concern to they appear benign and i suppose in some sense some of the activities might be but they have this tied to the chinese regimes says freedberg who's friedberg do we pick up on him earlier oh erin free birth yeah okay one at one of the features of the confucius institutes now that's now roused the greatest concern is that they in many cases involve secret covenants between funders and host institutions or universities that are not made public this is according to aaron friedberg professor politics international affairs at princeton university now he was testifying before the house armed services committee probably saying get these things out of our country is antiamericans it gets i i wonder if they listen to any way afri berg i said that they've also allegedly uh in a number of instances played a role in shaping discussion on college campuses and elsewhere on issues related china and suppressing the expression of some views that the chinese regime finds offensive uh that is backed up by but will george soros and crew and progressives they they want it to be that way they wanted to be that.

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"confucius institute" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

WPRO 630AM

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"confucius institute" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

"The news with rhode island's anchorman gene valicenti all right dan this is the letter i wrote to work the uri tied linda charter she's terrific over there very responsive i've been covering the fbi's concerns about in futures institutes at several stories on my radio show this week about bryant's and was reminded at uri has one to come to find out your right got what i know gene o monetarily out laid the primary will get the word that you are i would unfortunately the intelligence community's assessment of confucius institute at a senate hearing this week was less than complementary with the fbi confirming they have been under investigation in several locations fbi director ray outlined is concerned about what may be the true nature of their mission chinese government funding propaganda pay travel for administrators and the potential for covert intelligence collection activities you can review the hearing on cspan google several reports in the media this week said of the marker rubio's verging their immediate closure in florida smile understanding that the fbi a few years back listen a stand very important mid my understanding that a few years back the fbi apprised uri of its concerns and warned administrators to take precautions when travelling to china specifically urging them to take only clean laptops and to guard against the sharing of sensitive information which chinese nationals can you confirm this also subsequent to that meeting you are i formulated travel guidelines for china i would like to see a copy and the contract with the confucius institute with uri i also wanna know how much money you i received than cash or in kind for kids confucius institute faculty textbooks and other materials that state state school that's right gene wanna know most importantly i'd like to speak with dr duly about all of this on my radio show on wpro.

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"confucius institute" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

WPRO 630AM

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"confucius institute" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

"Incidentally figure that dog than if the euro the dog gone hey fat choy on wild happy new year salute aid lunar new year today new year you're the dog happy happy new year to all of our asian listeners right that biggest mass migration around the world gene every year in china yes noticed simple travel around the world this day this is a big thing now people right from the rural areas of china when they work in the cities right they'll go home this is their holiday they jump on buses planes trains and they all go back right yep and it's like tremendous traffic jams and everything that they all have get home for the lunar new year this if they get bad weather but it's not gina i've got to elliot over there in guangzhou you're going to give us a your forecast while gene tomorrow it's going to me all right happy new year you ever the dog they say it's gonna be good year that's good luck although i have to tell you i have chinese friends they say every year as good luck of course teen the your rid iraq was good luck dogged by the way that's my side um you know you're you're a lunar bill it goes by what you were you were born i do not maybe you're got to bryant and ask right get you up at a good future by the way if you heard from congressman make haven't heard from make he's a he's a radio silent what this protection he doesn't want to talk about the abuses institute but i do in fact plenty you should mention eight o'clock i've got a woman who's been studying the confucius institutes for two years she said she says i gotta be shut down this is tied to the shenyeng gene what is it that you're separate that section yours that's the full gung shed you and is the cultural parade that comes into p back once a year and we see the billboards and only advertising on channel ten and everywhere else on the show you'll know onion genuine is put on by the fall on gone which the chinese government says is a cult their outlaw there are outlawed that banned this east so that's who puts on xinyuan the confucius institute up that bryant is funded by the chinese government although they provide the teachers.

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"confucius institute" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"confucius institute" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"Interesting so confucius institutes are not registered as far needs they probably should be because nobody knows the terms of the contract with all the pick nobody knows what the universities are agreeing to and what the details on where the money's going so i think that's a pretty clearcut one these foundations are a little bit different because you know it's a hong kong businessman and he's got a corporation and he gets donations from other corporations and maybe if the the links to the chinese communist government in terms of the money or hard to trace because that's an opaque system would they are registered are as the foreign principle now what that means if i can work for them or work for them they have all sorts of pr firms and other consultants that help them do what they do those firms actually have to register that's how we find out about these organizations and the organisation's them so basically have the euro oversight from us government and us congress since the problem a josh frequently asked questions tung cheehwa and his organisation are they spies are they conducting espionage you know overlap between what we consider classic intelligence work and espionage and this new sort of gray area which is influence operations right and if you think about this is really the essence of the problem is that we have a system to respond to the things we know about you know we have a cia the do counterintelligence we have an fbi they do counter out justice department they prosecute crimes who prosecutes soft influence who in the us government isn't charge right the answer is nobody right so is he is body not in the classic sense he's an operator he's a connect did you know sheedy guy shoveling millions of dollars around the international system to advance the chinese communist party's interests it's not classic espionage but it is an intelligence operation in a sense for sure guard.

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"confucius institute" Discussed on WJNT 1180 AM

WJNT 1180 AM

02:31 min | 3 years ago

"confucius institute" Discussed on WJNT 1180 AM

"Hey but we have the confucius institute on our campus and aren't we swell and that when i go into these social circles and going to the faculty lounge i'd we have this wonderful confucius institute aren't we broadminded liberals yes we are we teach chinese we teacher eastern culture we teach a you know how america sucks america's imperalistic and colonialistic and their great chinese government now he says i contacted half a dozen of these colleges these confucius institutes in several officials said in interviews that they're not looking back now that's the progressive mindset we never looked back we don't care about history we don't care about human experience we look forward we only look forward and what did you look forward to more of our power and more of our ideology and more of our power and more of our ideology coordinate the efforts of overseas and domestic propaganda and further create a favorable international environment for us chinese chinese minister propaganda louis young i have to say it fast 'cause i can't pronounce them if i say it fast it sounds like i know what i'm saying liu gunshot exhorted his compatriots in a 2010 people's daily article don't you love these repressive regimes where the people's republic and you're reading the people's daily and if you disagree with us we will kill you all right i'll be right back month over him the tunnel line and more it's much more than a wind start it be eighth wonder of the worlds when people talk about solar wind and more take it a little carried away we're just a big certainly place run by people with a passion for wine and beer see we travel the world to find the best wines from the best regions and we seldom the lowest prices anywhere and friendly helpful experts at every turn you know what maybe we are the eighth wonder the world shop in store or online at total wind dot com total wanted more has everything you need for your day festivities including eight thousand winds and 2500 years as well as sodas mixers cups ice cakes plates napkins snacks and much more to warm up your crowd how about some terrific local craft fears visit the craft beer page on total wind dot com to see the newest bureau rivals in store and don't forget to give the host some.

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"confucius institute" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:14 min | 3 years ago

"confucius institute" Discussed on KQED Radio

"World certainly in china there is constituency for that for the chinese people and for the chinese government in the communist party i think is why i leave in washington dc and there's constituency for that as well to see this to to frame china as this threatening tenant darker challenge to the world order an end to the united states i think that brings us to a real challenge for for china going forward the chinese government has has very for a decade or more a thought about this turn of soft power of trying to kind of win friends in the world through the power of attraction cultural elements in others at as as opposed to hard power rick economic power and and guns and bullets in that kind of thing they it's very aspirational for the chinese government to try to understand with soft power is and try to leverage it in the world the time has been in china and went when i when i talk to people who really think about soft power they see it as one of the biggest challenges that it it it's something you know whether the chinese are good at it is still an open question the dinner trying to necessarily uh make for a sinoe cultural chauvinism were spread the chinese cultured a abroad to globalization are they they they are well the government is funding uh so what are called confucius institute send their bank roaming i oh we did a whole part of that is seen more of wanting people to appreciate uh chinese history in many respects it rained their attribution to the world irregular they're trying to kind of gain as social and cultural points around the world for people to to gain more of an appreciation for for the for chinese history in for chinese culture i'm just not so sure in general how well it's being executed you did because at the same time we hear you know very strong very strong rhetoric coming from uh from the chinese government at the same time and there there are different measures of how what what people can think of china the country and the chinese government and in its reputation there's a long way to go i think before builds the kind of reputation that it wants let me thank nicolas for his call when she say that there are many china's i.

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"confucius institute" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"confucius institute" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"For your financial fraud or you can keep your professorship and you can spy on the confucius institutes in china for us and the fbi even asked uh the university of south florida to set up a branch in china that pong could use as a base for his spying so was kind of a a real intervention intervention by the fbi in in the universe these affairs and it plays out in a very interesting way which i'll leave to to readers to foul but he's a very smart guy pine he kinda played the fbi by pretending to spy but not really doing it and stringing them along than it it makes for an interesting story hot but what was he touching pen pang was linked with any dismissed from his position at the confucius center it can vicious institute inam at the university of south florida he he was he was dismissed from his position as as head of the institute that he kept his professorship of diversity that was separate from what they had from the little intervention of this fbi well what the fbi did was keep them keep the university from firing him altogether you know the the university had to do something about this financial behavior and so and and various other allegations against him so they suspended him but for wild looks like he was certain to be fired despite his tenure and the fbi stepped in and lobbied the universe team persuaded them to keep him on so where's he now he still at the university of south florida as tenured professor he has nothing to do with the confucius institute but thanks to the fbi's intervention and his own wiliness that he might say he remains on the faculty there so i mean okay so that's where he is now in doubt he he'd this is this is all known does that not taint him in any way in terms of his colleagues on at the university students i'm just wondering how all this impacts his ability to teach while the interesting thing is you know what happened was that after awhile ultimately he had he had us he kind of had a split from the fbi and when he told one of the local papers that was doing a story about the punishment he'd received an why was and he fired and so on he said well you don't understand it's all about the fbi.

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"confucius institute" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:06 min | 4 years ago

"confucius institute" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The start of your book you described the case of of a university of south florida professor dodging pang can you tell us about him yeah and this is the case a sort of got me started into this whole topic and he was a fesser is a professor at the university of south florida born in in china a now a us citizen and the fbi had been interested in him for quite a while and he at the university of south florida a he got he ran something called the confucius institute china funds a lot of confucius institutes around the world and unamerican campuses and us intelligence is very suspicious of them as being kind of a haven for spies and he ran the confucius institute and he got into some financial troubles have finag laying of expense accounts and the like and basically the fbi went to him and said you know you've got two choices you can keep your pref you can luger professorship and go to prison for your financial fraud or you can keep your professorship and you can spy on the confucius institutes in china for us and the fbi even asked uh the university of south florida to set up a branch in china that pong could use as a base for his spine so was kind of a a real sort of intervention by the fbi in in the university's affairs and it plays out in a very interesting way which i'll leave to to readers to foul but he's a very smart guy pine he kinda played the fbi by pretending to spy but not really doing it and stringing them along then it it makes for an interesting story hot but were was he touching pen paying was let wasn't he dismissed from his position at the confucius center the confucius institute inam at the university of south florida he he was he was dismissed from his position as as head of the institute bitty kept his professorship ever has the that was separate from what the from the little m intervention of the fbi well what the fbi did was keep them keep the university from firing him altogether you know the university head to do something about this financial behavior and so and and various other allegations against him so they suspended him but for wild looks like.

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"confucius institute" Discussed on CFR On the Record

CFR On the Record

01:50 min | 4 years ago

"confucius institute" Discussed on CFR On the Record

"Last on monday night we launched a programme called the us china global education television series guaranteed to be broadcast nationwide in china and nicely here in the us we had chas freeman there who as you know was the chief interpreter for nixon's trip to china that opened up that whole dialogue great linguist understands the power of language wait dan former president of of the university of maryland who established the first confucius institute in the united states since two thousand four that has spread to five hundred sixty five confucius institutes throughout the world there are a hundred and ten in the united states 100 and five of them are linked to batery university and it's a it's a partnership program there's no direction or oversight with regard to curriculum w george mason university of maryland in our area each have thriving highly successful programs in place and they also have study abroad going out to china on so that languages reinforced the language training that's provided through the confucius institute here is reinforced by an integrated study abroad study abroad so it's something i would recommend that you look at it's an enormously powerful and good resource and we don't see any downside to it at all in fact we're very proud to be helping them lay out at the national organization for the confucius institute the us thank you very much and.

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