S.590 - CONFUCIUS Act117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 03/04/2021)|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/08/2021 Held at the desk. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.590 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate (03/04/2021)
Concerns Over Nations Funding University Campus Institutes in the United States Act or the CONFUCIUS Act
This bill addresses China's influence on postsecondary educational institutions through Confucius Institutes, which are cultural institutes directly or indirectly funded by the Chinese government.
Specifically, the bill establishes requirements for postsecondary educational institutions that receive federal funding and that have contracts or agreements with Confucius Institutes. The contracts or agreements must include clear provisions that (1) protect the academic freedom of the institutions; (2) prohibit the application of foreign law on the institutions' campuses; and (3) grant full managerial authority of the institutes to the institutions, including full control over teaching plans, activities, research grants, and employment decisions.