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bilateral cooperation and collaboration in the area of climate change and have agreed to launch the japan-u.s. climate partnership, which is extremely meaningful and significant. president biden: thank you all very much. thank you, mr. prime minister. look forward to having you back. thank you again, everyone. \[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] \[captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2021] >> ladies and gentlemen, please remain in your seats until the president and the prime minister and delegations have departed.
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>> middleton high school students participated in c-span studentcam competition, telling us what issues the president and congress should address this year. we are featuring the winners. our first prize middle school winner is carson an eight grader who is homeschooled in austin, texas where c-span is available through spectrum. the winning entry is titled, education or espionage? >> more disturbing k-12 levels. >> confucius institutes are a stencil he nonpolitical cultural
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and language units. >> the chinese communist party is a threat to the united states. it imprisons minorities and disappears residents. the chinese communist already does not share american values. for a time, beijing inched toward greater liberty and respect for human rights. in recent years, china has taken a sharp u-turn towards control and depression of its own people. the chinese comet's party is rewarding or coercing american businesses -- the chinese communist party is rewarding or coercing american businesses. >> knowing the chinese government is directly infiltrating american institutions, governments, corporations and our education
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system, the new president and congress should systematically evaluate our ties to the chinese government. one place to start is with confucius colleges. these are chinese cultural and learning organizations run by the chinese government, operating in foreign universities. in 2020, congress tried but failed to adequately address these programs. they are seen as purely educational organizations that breeds chinese culture and language. >> a confucius institute is a partnership between two universities, one in china and one in a foreign country. the purpose is to promote chinese culture and language. and so two universities partner together to do that. >> critics argue that these confucius institutes are more nefarious and are trying to sway
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the world's perception of the chinese communist party. >> a confucius institute is a center on a college campus funded and largely staffed by the chinese government. the chinese government is sending over money for college and spending on teachers it has screened and selected and is paying and is sending over textbooks that are printed and chosen by the chinese government conveniently edited according to the chinese government. >> a professor of the university of manitoba expands on these criticisms and with a multitude of concerns including suppression of information, espionage. he argues that through confucius institutes, the chinese comet's party is trying to sway students who will eventually become highly influential. >> i think the chinese government is very clever in deciding that if they wanted to
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locate their chinese students in universities to get closer and more direct access to students going someplace in society so if you can get a hold of those people at a time when there -- when they have ideas, chances are, those people would be more friendly to the chinese government. >> rachel peterson of the national association of scholars catalogs a plethora of incidents in which confucius institutes either violated the privacy of students, centered information or spite of the surrounding community. like what happened deborah lit his -- like what happened at british columbia university or what happened at tel aviv university where a student display was shut down for discussing the chinese government. confucius institute policy prevents other events that
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reflect negatively on china. the massive protesters at tiananmen square in the current internment of the uighur muslim population. the concern is that there are many benefits to confucius colleges and they do good in the community. they argue that not all confucius institutes are the same. >> everyone runs differently. rci has always taken control of our curriculum. we have spent enormous amount to make sure all the schools have a tenant -- a set of technical skills the students can use. i think it's important for any organization to have strict controls and transparency over their curriculum. >> even though confucius institutes may have some benefits, the chinese government is a threat. we think the president and the
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congress should examine the way the chinese government is infiltrating the united states. the president and new congress needs to decide, are confucius institutes harmless centers of language and learning or something more? is it education or espionage? >> all winning entries are available online at >> this weekend, what's the trial of eric shope and, charged in the death of george floyd at 10 a.m. eastern today and sunday on c-span. today, hear testimony on -- from the use of force expert park police officer peter chang. sunday testimony from a use of force expert and former police officer, and a retired marilyn
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