The International Herald Leader, a newspaper under Xinhua News Agency, published an article on June 5, 2012, titled “Over 80 Confucius Institutes Established in the U.S. in 8 Years.” As of today, over 80 Confucius Institutes with 299 Confucius Classrooms have been established in the 48 states across the U.S. The Confucius Institute has opened 6,127 classes with nearly 160,000 student enrollments; it has organized more than 2,800 sessions of cultural activities with a total participation of 147,000 people.
Some American scholars criticize China, saying it is using the Confucius Institutes to export the CCP’s ideology. According to the article, this misunderstanding about the Confucius Institutes will gradually fade.
Source: International Herald Leader, June 5, 2012