Confucius Institute Closing Amid Concern Over Pentagon Grant

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A contestant shows his calligraphy work for a Confucius Institute sponsored competition. This year's competition was organized with the theme "One world, One Family" for the university category and "Fly High with Chinese" competition Photo by Nicholas Kajoba/Xinhua via Getty Images
  • Alfred University in New York will end its affiliation with the Chinese Confucius Institute amid concerns over a Pentagon grant received by the university for advanced weaponry research.
  • The Confucius Institute at Alfred University will be closed by June 30, 2023, according to a letter from the university’s lawyer. The decision is driven by a commitment to safeguard intellectual property and enhance export control policies.
  • The closure of the Confucius Institute reflects broader concerns regarding China’s use of various means, including research partnerships, to gain access to sensitive research and technologies. Efforts to address intellectual property theft are being undertaken, including the examination of funding sources for research partnerships. Read More

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