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Most China-tied ‘Confucius Institutes’ have shut down on US college campuses after funding losses: report

Only about five Confucius Institutes — China-tied education centers that offer “Chinese language and culture programs on U.S. college campuses,” according to Congress’s General Accountability Office (GAO) — are still open in the U.S. 

Confucius Institutes have been accused of spreading “communist propaganda on college campuses” in service to the Chinese Communist Party and government, as Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley warned in July. 

During former President Donald Trump’s administration in 2018, Congress “restricted federal funding to schools with institutes; nearly all of the institutes have since closed,” the GAO report explained. 

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Fox News’ Anders Hagstrom and Haley Chi-Sing contributed to this report.

Jeffrey Clark is an associate editor for Fox News Digital. He has previously served as a speechwriter for a cabinet secretary and as a Fulbright teacher in South Korea. Jeffrey graduated from the University of Iowa in 2019 with a degree in English and History. 

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