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Rubio Calls On China-Backed Confucius Institutes In The U.S. To Close

In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, CedarLane Middle School students take a Chinese Language and Culture class in the Hacienda Heights area of Los Angeles. Communities across the United States, from Smithfield, R.I., to Medford, Ore., have welcomed with open palms the so-called Confucius Classroom grants from the Chinese government, like the one proposed here for Cedarlane Middle School. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)
In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, CedarLane Middle School students take a Chinese Language and Culture class in the Hacienda Heights area of Los Angeles. Communities across the United States, from Smithfield, R.I., to Medford, Ore., have welcomed with open palms the so-called Confucius Classroom grants from the Chinese government, like the one proposed here for Cedarlane Middle School. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is warning of the national security risk posed by Chinese-funded Confucius Institutes housed at U.S. universities. There are now renewed calls to shut the schools down.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrbarti speaks with Elizabeth Redden (@ElizRedden) of Inside Higher Ed.

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