Beauty response "Confucius institute" the event say tries not to let any teacher from America
The state department has issued a request in a good J-1 the visa "Confucius institute" Chinese teachers must on June 30 departure, this matter caused widespread dispute. A spokesman for the U.S. state department newland 24 answered and said, and the United States will try to not let any teacher left the United States under the premise of a visa to solve the current confusion.
Newland on the day of the regular news conference that the latest policies promulgated by the state council and not at the Confucius institute instructions itself, but aims to ensure that (foreign scholars and teachers) in the United States with the type of visa the student visa correctly.
Newland explained, J-1 education visa (teachers visa) has two categories, one kind is applicable to from kindergarten to high school teacher, Another kind of apply professor and visiting scholar. And the use of a visa is a little confusing, so the United States going to clearing.
Whether the United States will be required to hold this visa of Chinese teachers left the United States at the end of June, newland said: "my understanding is, we will try to not let anyone was forced to leave to solve the problem."
She also pointed out that the United States is very attention and China's cultural exchanges, this also is secretary of state Hillary Clinton early may attend the china-us strategic economic dialogue with the center of one of the content.
And to the outside world of the Confucius institute of so-called hype in the United States and promoting China expansion of the soft power of the problem, newland says not worried about that, on the contrary, it is the United States support things, because this is to strengthen the two peoples part of mutual understanding.
Newland said that at present the United States is trying to find out how many people by the visa cleaning effect, then to send a more clearly and more convenient for management policy directive. Earlier, an anonymous state department officials also admitted in an interview, the latest release policy directive part of the announcement content "easy cause misunderstandings."
Recently, the United States "the chronicle of higher education, the report says, the U.S. state department on May 17, attached to the Confucius institute of American university says the announcement, the Confucius institute teachers to teach and study the identity of the scholars to the United States, but some of the teachers of the object is professor of primary and junior high school students, against the J-1 the relevant provisions of the visa. Therefore, the visa holder must leave before the United States by the end of June, if need to return to beauty, must be to apply for the right visa.
The announcement sparked between China and the United States of media attention and reading, some set up the American university of Confucius institute to the U.S. state department mail the letter also protest.
According to the Chinese hanban data, since 2005 the first Confucius institute in the United States since the establishment of the university of Maryland, hanban has sent more than 2100 teachers, about 600 Chinese teachers to work in the United States, if the above notice to take effect, at least 51 teacher will be forced to return to China.
The other statistics, the U.S. 48 states has established a 81 Confucius institute and 299 Confucius classroom, is the world set up Confucius institute and Confucius classroom most populous country. In 2011, the Confucius institute for a Chinese language course 6127 divisions, registered students of nearly 160000 people, more than 2800 cultural events sequences, a total of 1.47 million people attended.