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February 9, 2021 

Cotton Condemns Confucius Institute Rule Reversal 

Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after the Biden administration withdrew a rule that would have required schools and universities in the United States to report their relationships with Confucius Institutes:

“Confucius Institutes are front groups for the Chinese Communist Party on American campuses. The federal government ought to shut down these regime-run institutes or, at a minimum, require colleges to disclose their secret agreements with them. Instead, the Biden administration is allowing a foreign influence operation to continue in the shadows.”