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US targets Confucius Institutes over visas

By Cheng Yingqi and Luo Wangshuin Beijing and Tan Yingzi in Washington | China Daily | Updated: 2012-05-25 07:52

Chinese teachers may be forced to leave after State Department directive

Dozens of Chinese teachers at Confucius Institutes in the United States could be forced to leave by June 30 due to a State Department directive, the head of the institute's Beijing headquarters said on Thursday.

The directive, issued on May 17, was sent to universities that sponsor the nonprofit institutes that promote Chinese language and culture overseas.

US targets Confucius Institutes over visas

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