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US Agencies Vow Closer Scrutiny of China-Funded Cultural Institutes

U.S. agencies on Thursday promised stricter monitoring of  China-funded Confucius Institutes, cultural centers at U.S. universities that have been criticized for serving as propaganda arms of the Communist government in Beijing. Officials from the Departments of State and Education told a Senate hearing they would more closely police visas granted to the institutes' staff and do more to ensure that schools meet requirements to report large donations from foreign...

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