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US Universities Now Shutting Down ‘Arms Of China’s Propaganda Machine’

Confucius Institutes have been used by communist state to infiltrate America.

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Another US university has announced that it is shutting down its Confucius Institute, the organization which is overseen by the Chinese Ministry of Education, amid charges that the ‘cultural exchange’ programs are being used by the communist state to indoctrinate Americans and spread Chinese propaganda.

The University of California-Davis is the latest of a string of Universities to axe the Confucius Institute, after heightened concerns among US officials that China is abusing the program.

Chancellor Gary S. May wrote a letter on April 28 to the Hanban division of China’s Ministry of Education announcing the decision.

“The time has come for us to consider new pathways by building on cultural exchange programs like those our Confucius Institute has fostered,” May wrote.

Speaking to Campus ReformUC-Davis News and Media Relations Specialist Julia Ann Easley said that “The Hanban division of China’s Ministry of Education announced at the annual meeting of the Confucius Institutes in December that there would be a renewed focus on language instruction.”

“The focus of the Confucius Institute at UC Davis has been Chinese food and beverage culture. It has not offered language instruction. Because of this, UC Davis is going to explore other ways of working with international universities.” Easley added.

UC-Davis student Michael Gofman commented that the closure of the program after 7 years is “absolutely a benefit,” because “The Confucius Institute is an arm of the Chinese government’s propaganda machine.”

“The fact that it does dumpling workshops and language training does not change that.” he added.

The stated aim of the Confucius Institutes is to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching internationally, and facilitate cultural exchanges. However, US intelligence agencies have previously labeled the organisations as a national security threat, and many universities have since trashed the programs.

In January, the Department of Justice also arrested a professor at Harvard, as well as two Chinese nationals for reportedly acting as foreign agents.

The problem extends beyond the US, with European officials also expressing concerns that China is using the programs to infiltrate and spy on other countries. Some nations have outright banned the Chinese from setting up the institutes at their universities.


LONDON, Oct. 22, 2015– Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and British Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, unveil the 1,000th Confucius Classroom, the Confucius Classroom at Hautlieu School, in London, Britain, Oct. 22, 2015. Xi attended the opening ceremony of an annual conference of UK Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms in London on Thursday. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei via Getty Images)


German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and XU Lin (L), Director General of Hanban, Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, stand at the opening event of the Confucius Institute Stralsund in Stralsund, Germany, 30 August 2016. The city of Stralsund is now place of residence of a branch of the Chinese Confucius Insitute.(Photo by Stefan Sauer/picture alliance via Getty Images)

The UC-Davis closure also comes as the US government vows to hold China accountable for withholding information on and profiting from the coronavirus outbreak.

Congressional Republicans have also expressed concerns that China is attempting to hinder US coronavirus research through such infiltration of US universities.

Ranking GOP members across seven House committees delivered a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos this week that warns Beijing is indoctrinating American students.

“China has strategically invested in U.S. academia to attempt to steal confidential information and technology from U.S. companies, and even the U.S. government,” the lawmakers state in the letter, pointing to a 2018 report from the Hoover Institution identifying upwards of 110 Confucius Institutes operating on American colleges to facilitate China’s espionage and theft of intellectual property.

The Department of Education also instigated an investigation into several universities last year to determine if they had failed to disclose foreign funding.

In February, the department announced it has uncovered $6.5 billion so far in undisclosed foreign funding from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, China and Russia. The investigation has since been expanded to include Harvard and Yale.

Last year President Donald Trump signed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act which proposed an ultimatum to universities receiving financial assistance from the Pentagon: close the Chinese propaganda center on campus or lose funding. Since that time, at least 49 schools have closed their Confucius Institute, according to Human Rights Watch.

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Australia: Police Want No Fly Zones Over Massive Anti-Government Protests

To prevent more people rising up

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Police in Australia are pushing for the government to declare no-fly zones over the sites of mass protests to discourage more people from rising up and joining those already on the streets raging against the medical tyranny being imposed upon the country.

Gideon Rozner, the Director of Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs in Melbourne, documented the details to Tucker Carlson.

“The fact is the coronavirus has completely changed the relationship between government and citizenship in this country.  It has overwhelmed every check and balance in our system,” Rozner urged.

“This is a radically new era we’ve seen in Australia,” he continued, adding “The police in my home state of Victoria asked the Federal Civil Aviation Authority to declare a no-fly zone over Melbourne so commercial media outlets couldn’t film the protests in case people saw how big they were and went down and joined in.”

“That is an extraordinary step for the government to take,” Rozner further declared, adding “The police censoring the broadcast media? And it has been in the main accepted.”

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Melbourne has been rocked by unruly protests since the start of last week after a construction workers union demanded employees get the jab or lose their jobs.

As we previously highlighted, Australians who police merely suspect may be planning to attend an anti-COVID tyranny protest are being intimidated with home visits.

There are also reports that Facebook is blocking Australians from live streaming at the protests:

In addition, authorities in New South Wales are threatening to jail Australians who don’t show a COVID-19 vaccination pass when they enter businesses.

Enforcing such a system may be problematic however, as the Police Commissioner of New South Wales recently asserted that his officers wouldn’t be checking medical papers.

“The role of police in terms of vaccine passports, we will not be walking through restaurants, cafes and pubs checking if people are double vaccinated,” said Mick Fuller.

Meanwhile, New South Wales health chief Dr. Kerry Chant recently let slip that COVID lockdown measures will remain in place even if people take the vaccine.

Australia can no longer be considered a free country:

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    Obama CIA Director Says Biden Afghanistan Calamity Has “Absolutely Inspired Jihadists All Over The World”

    “There’s a celebration going on.”

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    Appearing on CBS News Sunday, the former CIA Director under Obama, while Biden was Vice President, admitted that the contemptuous actions of the now president in Afghanistan has injected new inspiration into terrorists all over the globe.

    “I think that the Taliban winning the war in Afghanistan, and then the way our exit happened, has absolutely inspired jihadists all over the world,” Michael Morell said on Face The Nation.

    He added that the calamitous exit from the country means “there’s a celebration going on.”

    “The Taliban is saying, we just didn’t defeat the United States, we defeated NATO. We defeated the world’s greatest military power, ever,” Morell urged.

    “I think, not only will the jihadists be inspired, but a lot of them are going to come to Afghanistan to be part of the celebration, to be part of jihadist central,” he continued.

    “We are more at risk, without a doubt,’ Morell concluded.

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    Morell’s comments come as Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken admitted there is STILL a hostage situation going on with Americans now being held the Mazar-i-Sharif Airport in northern Afghanistan for over ten days:

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    Trump Was Right: Taliban Now Holding Hostage Six Planes Full Of Americans

    “They’re going to demand more and more, whether it be cash or legitimacy as the government of Afghanistan.”

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    As news emerged Sunday that the Taliban is effectively holding hostage six planes full of Americans, many pointed out that President Trump predicated that exactly this situation would unfold.

    CBS News reported that congressional and NGO sources, say “multiple planes that are ready to take American citizens and green card holders out of the country are being denied permission to leave by the Taliban.”

    The report notes that a State Department email confirms that the flights have permission to land in Qatar “if and when the Taliban agrees to takeoff.”

    “The Taliban is basically holding them hostage to get more out of the Americans,” CBS quotes a senior congressional source.

    Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), the ranking GOP member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, also told Fox News Sunday that the Taliban has initiated a hostage situation.

    “We have six airplanes at Mazar Sharif Airport, six airplanes with American citizens on them as I speak, also with these interpreters, and the Taliban is holding them hostage for demands right now,” McCaul said.

    “They’re going to demand more and more, whether it be cash or legitimacy as the government of Afghanistan,” McCaul added.

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    Meanwhile, more details have emerged of the Biden State Department reportedly blocking the private flights with Americans on board from leaving Afghanistan, purely to save face because they were unable to get them all out.

    One source deeply involved with the evacuation efforts told Fox News “This is zero place to be negotiating with American lives. Those are our people standing on the tarmac and all it takes is a f****ing phone call.”

    “If one life is lost as a result of this, the blood is on the White House’s hands. The blood is on their hands,” the source further noted, adding: “It is not the Taliban that is holding this up – as much as it sickens me to say that – it is the United States government.” 

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