Washington has indicated that it will close all cultural centers in the Chinese Confucian Institute in the United States. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also hoped that these Chinese cultural centers would leave the country by the end of 2020. He made the comment while attending Fox Business Network. At that time he accused Chinese institutions of espionage.
Pompeo said he expected China’s cultural centers to leave American university campuses.
The US Secretary of State said that everyone would consider their (Chinese) risk of being associated with.
Pompeo also accused Chinese government-funded organizations of recruiting spies for American colleges.
“I think American institutions will be able to understand that,” he said. I hope these (Chinese cultural centers) will be closed before the end of this year. ‘
The Trump administration is already concerned about Chinese espionage. Just last month, a former CIA official was arrested on suspicion of selling classified information to China.
The US Department of Justice says that Alexander Yoke Ching Ma, a former detective, was involved in the conspiracy for many years. According to the indictment, Ching Ma conspired with another former CIA officer to obtain millions of dollars and gifts in exchange for information. Source: Reuters, Fox News