Uighurs wait in line at a face scan checkpoint in Turpan, Xinjiang in northwest China on April 11, 2018.
An anthropologist who interviewed Uighurs in China found different ways in which Chinese authorities used checkpoints, social media and smartphones to identify, categorize and control this group.
All Confucius Institutes teach Chinese language and culture but the nature of what they offer varies.
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The government is asking universities to register the Confucius Institutes they host under the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme. So, what are these institutes and what do they teach?
Chinese language learning offers singular opportunities for cultural capital.
There are 1,113 Confucius Classrooms in 146 countries and regions across the world.
The review of Confucius Classrooms, which promote Chinese language learning, comes amid concerns about foreign influence, soft power and academic freedom.
Coming on the heels of ‘gold’, ‘blond’ and ‘wealthy’, ‘north’ is a telling symbol of how Japan saw 2017.
The largest language promotion project the world has ever seen?
While China’s dramatic economic and trade impact on Africa has caught global attention, there has little focus on its role in education. But there are important questions raised by China’s education push…