What is Konnech's ChineseBrief.com and Its Relationship to Confucius Institutes

The article discusses the controversy surrounding Confucius Institutes in the United States, which are Chinese government-funded programs that teach Chinese language and culture. Some American officials have accused the institutes of spreading communist propaganda and spying on Chinese students studying abroad. The article also highlights an agreement between Konnech and the Confucius Institute at Michigan State University to create a Chinese language learning platform called ChineseBrief.com, which was run by Yong Zhao, the former executive director of the Confucius Institute at Michigan State University. The article questions why Konnech is distancing itself from Zhao and suggests that he may have been instrumental in pushing China's agenda in American universities.

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