German university to close Confucius Institutes by the end of 2020

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) with Cheif Executive of CI Headquarters Xu Lin (L) at the opening event of Stralsund CI in Germany in Aug. 2016 (Photo- China Daily)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, July 30: The University of Hamburg in Germany is reportedly cutting ties with the Confucius Institute (CI) by the end of this year. A German daily newspaper Die Welt cited risks involving “political influence and information leak” for the move.  Another university in Germany, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf also ended its ties with […]