Business Feb 19, 2020

U.S. tightens rules on China state media amid 'propaganda' crackdown

The United States on Tuesday tightened rules on Chinese state media organizations as it classified them as foreign missions, decrying what U.S. officials described as Beijing's growing "propaganda." In a step likely to anger Beijing, the State Department told five outlets, including the Xinhua news ...

Asia Pacific Feb 24, 2019

China aims to 'optimize' spread of controversial Confucius Institutes

China plans to "optimize" the spread of its controversial Confucius Institutes, the government said, institutions to promote Chinese language and culture that have been criticized by some for spreading Communist Party influence. In 2004, China began setting up the government-run bodies, whose stated mission is ...