Summary: H.R.7138 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/08/2020)

Transparency for Confucius Institutes

This bill requires an institution of higher education (IHE) that participates in federal student-aid programs to enter into a program participation agreement if a Confucius Institute operates on the IHE's campus. (Confucius Institutes are Chinese government-funded centers for language education and cultural programming at IHEs.)

The agreement must be entered into with the Office of Chinese Language Council International (i.e., Confucius Institute Headquarters, Hanban) and be made publicly available online.

Among other requirements, the Confucius Institute must be physically located apart from the IHE's own Chinese language, history, and cultural programs.