Tag: confucius institutes
U.S. Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio,, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., are backing Rubio’s proposal.
Earlier this month, Rubio criticized the Biden administration’s quiet withdrawal of a federal rule that would have required American higher education institutions to disclose their partnerships with the Chinese government-run Confucius Institute.
The bill, which covers Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Labor-HHS-Education, and Transportation-HUD funding, cleared the House on a 217-197 vote as 12 Democrats joined every Republican and U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., in voting against it.
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined a conversation with Campus Reform and the Leadership Institute to discuss the role the Chinese government and Communist Party has played in influencing American universities.
Scott’s bill “requires a thorough national security evaluation and clearance by the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation of all Chinese student visa holders taking part in activities related to COVID-19 vaccine research.”
Florida’s two U.S. senators are backing U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s, R-Tenn., "Transparency for Confucius Institutes Act” which would “require program participation agreements between Confucius Institutes, and American institutions that house them, to address the ways China exerts undue influence.”
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, brought back a proposal to have some organizations register as foreign agents. Rubio reintroduced the “Foreign Influence Transparency Act”...
Last year, Rubio wrote Miami Dade College, the University of North Florida (UNF), the University of South Florida (USF), the University of West Florida (UWF) and Cypress Bay High School on the matter, urging them to close their Confucius Institutes. So far, UNF, USF and UWF have severed ties with their Confucius Institutes.