The Trump administration is attempting another push to scrutinize the influence of the Chinese government on U.S. schools.
Axios reported Monday the administration is trying to push through a final rule that would require K-12 schools and universities with foreign exchange programs to reveal any contracts, partnership,s or financial arrangements with Confucius Institutes or classrooms.
Schools that do not report the required information would be denied certification for their exchange program.
“This lack of reporting makes it impossible for the U.S. government to discern the level of potential influence of China on the U.S. educational system,” a senior DHS official said, according to the report.
The Washington Free Beacon reported Monday, as well, federal documents reveal that, over a period of six years, Chinese entities linked to the military, cyber attacks, and espionage, directed at least $88 million to U.S. colleges and universities.
According to the report: