NEWS FEED: Lee shifts stance away from China economic recruiting, education
Just months after actively seeking Asian investment in Tennessee, including China, Gov. Bill Lee’s administration is taking a hard stand against the communist country, forcing closure of already-defunct Confucius Institutes at Tennessee universities and shutting down the state’s investment office there.
Lee recently introduced legislation to require more transparency on foreign investments in the state’s colleges and to prohibit establishment of Confucius Institutes. Tennessee’s universities and colleges already have been providing information to the federal government on Chinese investments, so for all practical purposes they would simply be required to give that information to the state.
READ Sam Stockard’s full report here in the Tennessee Lookout