Senator Hawley tweeted the following statement in response to the University of Missouri’s decision to shut down its Confucius Institute:

Senator Hawley recently sent a letter to Mizzou leadership expressing concern about the university’s Chinese Communist Party-funded Confucius Institute after FBI Director Wray testified that Confucius Institutes at American universities are a “source of concern” for the FBI. Director Wray told Senator Hawley that Confucius Institutes allow the Chinese Government to disseminate communist propaganda, encourage censorship, and restrict academic freedom.