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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:40 PM

Pompeo hopeful China's Confucius Institutes will be gone from U.S. by year-end

Source: Reuters

POLITICS SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 / 6:01 PM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

Pompeo hopeful China's Confucius Institutes will be gone from U.S. by year-end

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday he was hopeful that Chinese Confucius Institute cultural centers on U.S. university campuses would all be shut down by the end of the year.

“I think everyone’s coming to see the risk associated with them,” Pompeo told Lou Dobbs on the Fox Business Network, accusing the Chinese-government funded institutes of working to recruit “spies and collaborators” at U.S. colleges.

“I think these institutions can see that, and I’m hopeful we will get them all closed out before the end of this year.”

Last month, Pompeo labeled the center that manages the Confucius Institutes in the United States “an entity advancing Beijing’s global propaganda and malign influence” and required it to register as a foreign mission.

David Stilwell, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia, said at the time that the dozens of Confucius Institutes on U.S. campuses were not being kicked out, but U.S. universities should take a “hard look” at what they were doing on campus.

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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:44 PM

1. If Pompeo is against them, I'm pretty sure that means I have NO problem with them.

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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:54 PM

2. Find the most authoritarian, counterproductive and outright stupid option.

MF45's cabal will choose it every time.

China presents a real challenge. This is a dumb move for the worst of reasons.

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