Sunday, July 12, 2020

House GOP Leaders Investigating Pro-Chinese ‘Indoctrination Centers’ at U.S. Universities

GOP leaders in the U.S. Senate are now investigating what many are calling Chinese ‘indoctrination centers’ at universities throughout the United States.

As the Daily Wire reports:

House Republicans are probing the extent of Chinese influence and propaganda on college campuses in the United States.

The ranking members of seven House committees cosigned a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday asking for information on the department’s effort to tighten transparency rules for universities receiving foreign funding, according to The Washington Examiner.

“We write to seek a better understanding of the Department’s efforts to address unreported foreign direct investment into the U.S. higher education system,” the letter states. “This joint inquiry is in furtherance of Congressional Republican’s efforts to investigate the Chinese government’s propaganda and cover-up campaign surrounding this pandemic.”

The letter is signed by Reps. Virginia Foxx, Jim Jordan, Michael Rogers, Frank Lucas, Michael McCaul, Devin Nunes, and Mac Thornberry. The lawmakers requested the department turn over all communications, data, and preliminary findings related to the department’s investigation into U.S. universities that have underreported the amount of financial support they have received from foreign groups.

‘Confucius Institute’ are designed to teach students about Chinese language and culture and are reportedly funded by the Chinese Government. In addition many US universities are also been the beneficiaries of direct gifts from Chinese government tied entities.

 

Jake Walker
Jake Walker
Jake Walker has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His passions include geopolitics, history, and contemporary American politics. Jake's arrival in Washington, D.C. followed a rural New England upbringing in a tight-knit family.

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