China in American Universities, including University of Michigan & Western Michigan
Did you have any idea that the Chinese government has infiltrated American Universities and they welcome them?
Why, because they believe in what they are teaching or is it just the money.
How, by opening a Confucius Institute on their campuses. Politico is reporting on this infiltration and has found that the Confucius Institute is a Chinese government-funded educational institution that is supposed to teach Chinese language, culture and history. This Confucius Institute is overseen by a branch of the Chinese Ministry of Education known commonly as Hanban,
According to a press release Nancy Gutierrez, UNC Charlotte’s dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, believes The Confucius Institute would:
“help students be better equipped to succeed in an increasingly globalized world...broaden the University’s outreach and support for language instruction and cultural opportunities in the Charlotte community”
Do these colleges and Universities know that what is taught on their campuses is only the official Beijing-approved version of Chinese culture and history. In fact what they teach apparently ignores concerns over their human rights abuse, as an example they teach that Taiwan and Tibet unquestionably belong to Mainland China.
Really did these brilliant leaders of these colleges and universities ever think about doing some research on what is behind this Confucius Institute and the money they are taking? If they did then they receive a failing grade on this assignment and the course.
A Chinese Politburo standing member, Li Changchu, stated in a 2011 speech:
“The Confucius Institute is an appealing brand for expanding our culture abroad...It has made an important contribution toward improving our soft power. The ‘Confucius’ brand has a natural attractiveness. Using the excuse of teaching Chinese language, everything looks reasonable and logical.”
In 2009 Li Changchu actually stated that Confucius Institutes are an:
“important part of China’s overseas propaganda set-up”
The news even gets worse for us in Michigan, the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University are actually two of the 100 colleges in the United States that takes money from the Chinese government to peddle their propaganda to University of Michigan students.
How much is the Chinese government spending to grease the wheels of these college administrators, $10 billion dollars a year.
What are these brilliant thinkers who run these “Universities” actually thinking, or do they know exactly what is happening and they are ok with it, or they are just ok with the green that they receive that is awash in red.