Given President Biden’s other issues with China, why aren’t Democrats and the press working to impeach him for “collusion” with Beijing?
There is absolutely no reason for Chinese government-backed organizations to be operating at U.S. colleges and high schools. It is very mystifying that the Biden administration is willing to allow such an obvious influence operation.
According to the Washington Times:
The Department of Homeland Security has dropped plans for a federal rule that would have required American schools and universities to disclose agreements with Chinese government-funded Confucius Institutes on their campuses.
A Federal Register notice said the rule, first proposed Dec. 31 at the end of the Trump administration, was withdrawn Jan. 26 without comment.
Confucius Institutes and Confucius Schools operate as education centers that ostensibly teach Chinese culture and language. Federal authorities, however, say the institutes are stalking horses for covert Chinese government influence efforts.
Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, said the institutes engage in covert influence operations designed to sway American public opinion and teach half-truths about China. Under pressure from the Trump administration, scores of the institutes were closed.
Mr. Rubio, vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, criticized the decision to withdraw the rule. He tweeted that the FBI “has warned about China’s Communist Party using Confucius Institute[s] to infiltrate American schools.”