China defends Confucius Institute after new doubts in US

China defended its government-funded Confucius Institute programmes on Friday after new questions were raised in the United States about their transparency and effect on academic freedom.

China reopens Confucius institute in Afghanistan

China on Monday reopened the Confucius Institute in Kabul University to teach Chinese language, 18 months after it was closed due to violence.

`Visa row will harm US-China friendship`

The US State Department has ordered Chinese academics with visas that offer cultural and educational exchange programmes to leave the country.