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Chinese Confucius Institute Project Raises Concern in Vietnam

A plan to establish an organization that promotes Chinese languages and culture in Vietnam has drawn criticism from Vietnamese scholars, who say Beijing is trying to invade the country with its ideology. The agreement to set up a Confucius Institute in Hanoi was reached during Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang’s visit to Vietnam this month. The plan has sparked heated debate, however, on social networks in Vietnam. Dr. Nguyen Nha, an expert on the Chinese-Vietnamese relationship, told ...

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