This week

DOJ drops charges against Chinese military members accused of forging visas to work at several universities

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has surprisingly dropped serious charges against five members of the Chinese military accused of forging visas to enter the United States and obtain jobs at universities, presumably to send information to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Read more on thebl.com


China’s Sudden Crackdown on Tutoring Startups Hits US Investors Hard

Wall Street estimates China’s $100 billion tutoring market could shrink 76 percent. Read more on observer.com


Crackdown on education companies sparks sharp sell-off for Chinese stocks

Ban on tutoring groups from making profits raises fears that no sector is safe from Beijing’s regulatory assault Read more on ft.com



Last week

George Washington University’s Confucius Institute Closes

Senator Marco Rubio tweeted on Thursday, saying the closure of George Washington University’s Confucius Institute is “a long overdue decision.” The institute shuttered at the end of June after years of backlash from students, lawmakers, and government agencies. Read more on ntd.com


Stocks Are Staging a Comeback. Why It Could Be Time to Buy the Dip.

Schumer wants procedural vote on bipartisan infrastructure plan on Wednesday, drug companies and U.S. states near $26 billion opioid settlement, IBM sets off tech earnings season, and other news to start your day. Read more on barrons.com


China begins cracking down on the ‘social pandemic’ of studying and tutoring

It’s not unusual for students in China, particularly those hoping to reach higher education, to study and do tutoring from early morning until late at night most days. But it now seems to have the government concerned. Read more on abc.net.au



This month

Glasgow University urged to cut ties with Chinese college linked to Uighur surveillance

Glasgow University is being urged to review its partnership with a Chinese college said to be a recruiting ground for a state-owned military contractor linked to the persecution of ethnic minorities. Read more on thetimes.co.uk


National security police raid University of Hong Kong student union

Officers enter building on Friday afternoon as part of investigation into motion that ‘appreciated the sacrifice’ of the man who stabbed a policeman before killing himself. Read more on scmp.com


Anti-Einstein Relativity Research Association Banned As a “Cult”

The Beijing-based group, whose theories were once supported by Mao, was liquidated on June 30, after New Ager Guo Ping was appointed its Vice President. Read more on bitterwinter.org


British-branded schools in China forced to teach Beijing curriculum in bid to ensure ‘right’ thinking

Private schools must “uphold the leadership of the Communist Party of China,” according to the new regulations Read more on telegraph.co.uk


Chinese students sent glowing acceptance letters

Top universities in China have taken to sending out parcels that glow, hum and sing songs in their intensifying competition to win over the country’s brightest students.In the past, successful Read more on thetimes.co.uk


Orbán wants a Chinese university in Hungary. Opponents see a chance to turn his nationalist rhetoric against him

A derelict plot on the banks of the Danube River in Budapest may seem an unusual epicenter for a political earthquake. Read more on edition.cnn.com


China pose threat to UK university ‘free speech’ warns Tory MP – ‘Massive self-censorship’

CHINA poses a threat to free expression at British universities according to a Tory MP who warns of “massive self-censorship” on campuses. Read more on express.co.uk


British-branded schools in China forced to teach Beijing curriculum in bid to ensure ‘right’ thinking

Private schools must “uphold the leadership of the Communist Party of China,” according to the new regulations Read more on telegraph.co.uk


Chinese students prepare to sue after Trump law blocks path to US

Presidential proclamation bans entry to the US by graduates and researchers with links to China’s ‘military-civil fusion strategy’. Read more on scmp.com