After former British parliamentary researcher Cathy was suspected of being a spy, the British “Mail on Sunday” reported that in order to avoid spying intrusion andCommunist Party of ChinaPublicityEducatedThe British government intends to recruit Chinese teachers from Taiwan instead, and proposes to close “Confucius Institutes” in the UK.
Reports indicate that British Home Secretary Suella Braverman and Secretary of State for Security Tom Tugendhat have led the Cabinet in pushing forward a plan to close “Confucius Institutes”. He says China’s reach into the classroom is troubling.
In this regard, reports say that British Education Secretary Gillian Keegan has agreed to the above plan. In the future, Chinese teachers in British classrooms will be completely replaced by Taiwanese teachers.
The source said Britain should take the Chinese Communist Party’s threat seriously, calling it “a systematic, widespread and sustained infiltration.” “Taiwan is our ally, and we should make every effort to support them in any way we can,” he said. He believes that Taiwanese teachers can perform well in British schools and universities. “We do not want Chinese intelligence agencies in our country. And there is absolutely no room for them to operate in our education system.”
It is understood that the “Confucius Institute” is nominalBeijingCultural and educational institutions established by authorities abroad to promote Chinese language and culture. However, in recent years, more and more voices from various countries have questioned and criticized the Confucius Institutes, believing that the Confucius Institutes are actually propaganda and infiltration tools of the Chinese Communist Party. Furthermore, following recent reports to the British Parliament that a researcher was arrested on suspicion of being a communist spy, the British government has become more cautious and concerned about Beijing’s intrusive activities.
The report notes that in the past, almost all British government spending on Chinese language teaching was allocated to 30 Confucius Institutes and their branches located in British universities, as well as Confucius Institute courses in about 150 schools.
In response to the Co-Disc case, a spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in the UK responded on the 15th local time that the British side’s promotion of the so-called “Chinese spy” case was completely fabricated and self-directed. China has lodged a strong representation with the British side and strongly condemned it.
A Chinese embassy spokesman said some British politicians had surprisingly fallen into “anti-China delusions”. China will never accept the British side’s baseless accusations and malicious slander against China. If Britain still wants to cooperate with China, it must immediately end this “political farce” that the British public also hates.
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