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Transparency for Confucius Institutes

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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.


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03/12/2020Introduced in Senate

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03/12/2020Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (7)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO]* 03/12/2020
Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR]* 03/12/2020
Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL]* 03/12/2020
Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK]* 03/12/2020
Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]* 03/12/2020
Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]* 03/12/2020
Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]* 03/12/2020

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions03/12/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/12/2020)

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.