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Hiring materials for Kean U's campus in China raise questions about whether institution is upholding antidiscrimination principles abroad

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Two job ads for Kean U's campus in China state preference for Chinese Communist Party members, while the standard employment application requests information regarding political affiliation and personal details that are generally illegal to ask for under U.S. antidiscrimination law.

University of Washington and China's Tsinghua U launch institute with Microsoft millions

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The University of Washington announces a new joint institute with China's Tsinghua University -- and $40 million in funding from Microsoft.

Chinese nationals indicted for elaborate cheating scheme on standardized admissions tests

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15 Chinese nationals face charges of an elaborate scheme in which those showing up for standardized admissions tests were not who they said they were -- or who their passports said they were.

U of San Francisco gives gaokao-based admissions a try in China

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The University of San Francisco plans to admit students based on their scores on the Chinese university entrance exam, the gaokao, and an interview. But is that test, with its many flaws, a good tool?

Accounts of Confucius Institute-ordered censorship at Chinese studies conference

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European Association for Chinese Studies reports that conference materials were confiscated and censored after chief executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters, a conference sponsor, objected to contents.

Debate renews over Confucius Institutes

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AAUP urges universities to terminate or renegotiate contracts for Chinese-government funded centers of language and culture. With about 90 Confucius Institutes established in U.S., will it have an impact?

Chicago faculty object to their campus's Confucius Institute

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A faculty petition at the University of Chicago calls for the institution to terminate its contract for a Chinese-government funded center of research and language teaching.

 

 

 

Peking University's partner institutions in the West respond to controversial dismissal of Xia Yeliang

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Wellesley and other American colleges that collaborate with Peking University respond to its controversial decision to fire Xia Yeliang allegedly for political reasons.

Academic freedom concerns may jeopardize Wellesley-Peking partnership

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More than 130 Wellesley faculty sign letter saying that if Peking University fires a professor for his political views, they'll urge the college to reconsider its partnership with Peking.

Does China have too much influence over academe in the West?

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NYU disputes Chinese dissident's assertion of government influence, but experts say the issue illustrates pressures faced by many institutions to avoid offending Beijing.

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