Governor Bill Lee announced today that his administration is proposing the transparency in foreign investment act to look into foreign influences on Tennessee college campuses.
Lee’s proposal takes direct aim at Confucius Institutes which is a Chinese- based program used in many US Universities. In his announcement, Lee called Confucius and other programs like it, “propaganda.”
You can watch Lee’s announcement below:
We need greater transparency in foreign influences on TN college campuses. Let’s talk about Confucius Institutes. pic.twitter.com/hjo5F3Edlg
— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) February 25, 2021
Lee’s proposal would investigate all foreign investment on college campuses.