After the Biden-Xi Meeting: Righting China-US Relations
By Dingding Chen and Chen Yingfan
Dwindling communication opportunities between the two countries are gradually eroding the foundation of stable relations.
Suicide Blast in Southern Pakistan Kills 3 Chinese, Driver
By Adil Jawad
The director of the Chinese-built Confucius Institute in Karachi and two teachers were killed in a blast outside the University of Karachi.
Does It Matter That the University of Kentucky Closed Its Confucius Institute?
By Robert Farley
The concerns about Confucius Institutes are well known, but many are manageable. Is closing the institutes the answer?
Are Confucius Institutes in the US Really Necessary?
By Gary Sands
The teaching of Chinese language and culture in the U.S. will remain important, but are Chinese government funded institutes the best option?
Can Mozambique Learn to Love China?
By Ari Rickman
China is attempting to build a soft power network across Africa. The experience of the Confucius Institute in Mozambique suggests the effort is only partially successful.
Confucius Institutes in Brazil and BRICS Education Cooperation
By Wang Peng
Educational cooperation is an underanalyzed aspect of the BRICS grouping, and Confucius Institutes are leading the way in Brazil.
Confucius Institutes as State Policy: Clumsy or Effective Purveyors of Influence?
By Robert Farley
How can American and other educational institutions coexist with political endeavors like China’s Confucius Institutes?
Should Australia Be Worried About Chinese Influence on University Campuses?
By Grant Wyeth
Even as Beijing-funded Confucius Institutes come under scrutiny, Hong Kong protest problems spark renewed concerns.
China’s Educational Expansion in Indonesia
By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
China’s educational foothold in Indonesia is growing, but is it helpful for Chinese economic interests?
The Real Source of China's Soft Power
By Thomas Barker
Chinese soft power is not measured by blockbuster films, but by the appeal of its development model.
China’s Panda Diplomacy
By Andreas Pacher
Like Confucius Institutes, pandas are one of China’s most potent tools in foreign relations.
China Plays Up ASEAN Confucius Institute Presence With Laos Project
By Prashanth Parameswaran
A new project spotlights Beijing’s use of these institutions within broader ASEAN-China ties.