Education Minister Anja Karliczek (CDU) is concerned about the increasing influence of Confucius Institutes on intellectual life in Germany. In a letter to the German universities, she writes of an“unacceptable” exertion of influence. She calls for “a re-evaluation of the role of the Confucius Institutes in the German university landscape and to draw the right conclusions from this.” It recommends that universities “scrutinize their cooperation with the institutes” and “deal decisively with China’s influence”.
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