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

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Introduced in House (06/08/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7138


To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require program participation agreements between institutions of higher education and Hanban if a Confucius Institute operates on the campus of the institution.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 8, 2020

Mr. Roy (for himself, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Gaetz, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Posey, Mr. Kevin Hern of Oklahoma, Mr. Fulcher, and Mr. Gosar) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require program participation agreements between institutions of higher education and Hanban if a Confucius Institute operates on the campus of the institution.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Transparency for Confucius Institutes”.

SEC. 2. Program participation agreements between institutions and Hanban.

Section 487(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1094(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(30) If a Confucius Institute (as defined in section 1091 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (132 Stat. 1997; Public Law 115–232)) operates on the campus of the institution, the institution shall enter into a program participation agreement with the Office of Chinese Language Council International (commonly known as ‘Hanban’) that—

“(A) clearly delineates between the Confucius Institute's programs and the institution’s own Chinese language programs;

“(B) locates the Confucius Institute physically apart from the Chinese language programs, Chinese history programs, and Chinese cultural programs within the institution’s organizational structure and separates promotions for the Confucius Institute from promotions for the institution’s Chinese language programs, Chinese history programs, and Chinese cultural programs;

“(C) removes the Chinese assistant director position from the Confucius Institute;

“(D) subjects the staff and professors of the Confucius Institute to appropriate background checks;

“(E) is publicly available in its entirety online;

“(F) does not have a confidentiality section; and

“(G) provides that the institution has final decision-making authority, including with regard to conference themes, guest speakers, and topics for events on campus at the institution.”.


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