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Confucius Institutes are wrong target for China frustrations

Little evidence presented to discredit low-cost language instruction

| North America
A Chinese New Year celebration at Westbrook Middle School sponsored by the Confucius Institute of the University of Southern Maine and others, pictured in February 2016: what is forgotten too often is the benefit provided by the Confucian Institutes.   © Portland Press Herald/Getty Images

Edward A. McCord is a professor emeritus of history and international affairs at George Washington University.

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