Senator Hawley Statement on Mizzou Shutting Down Confucius Institute

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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.