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University Students: Chinese Art and Moe Lewis

university students: For critics, like Sen, according to Vancouver Courier. Marco Rubio, they present a threat to academic freedom and a spy risk. For university students like Moe Lewis, they offer a chance to learn about Chinese art and pick up a few phrases in Mandarin. As tensions between the U.S. and China rise over trade and security, perceptions vary wildly about educational exchanges that have thrived since diplomatic relations were normalized four decades ago.article continues below Trending Stories Wai Young not worried about crowded field of candidates in bid for mayor Online map shows crabby crows dive bombing pedestrians in Metro VancouverP!nk hikes Capilano trail, thanks Vancouver for being 'damned awesome'Seismic upgrade of Lord Strathcona elementary a Canadian first Increasingly, U.S. authorities are concerned that Chinese professors and students could exploit access to universities to gather intelligence and sensitive research an issue a Senate judiciary panel will address Wednesday. I think every college should be aware of what these institutes are used for and that they are in fact consistently been used as a way to quash academic freedom on campus at the behest of a foreign government, said Rubio, R-Fla. And while the China-funded Confucius Institutes that have mushroomed worldwide since 2004 focus on benign subject matter, U.S. lawmakers are pushing for them to be more tightly regulated or even shuttered. ( As reported in the news.