While falsely denying China's genocide of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, Blumenthal claims the "allegation" about genocide is weaponized to close Confucius Institutes, colleges are closing their Confucius Institutes because of a federal funding ban.
You could argue the genocide happening to the Uyghur people by China right now is a factor in shuttering the Confucius Institutes, it is only one of MANY factors. EX: "low enrollments in Chinese language classes or budgetary constraints."
"the American Association of University Professors issued a report in 2014 urging colleges to close their CIs or renegotiate the agreement to ensure academic freedom and control." insidehighered.com/news/2019/01/0…
"Brindley pointed to a couple of main reasons for closing the CI: first, he said it had become clear that the CI’s focus on Chinese language teaching was out of step with USF’s increasing research-focused orientation."

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