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Why Is China Spending Billions Educating Our Youth?


Wed 24 Oct 2018, 7:00pm–10:00pm

Where: The Assembly Hall, Scots' Church, 156 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Multi-award-winning documentary, In the Name of Confucius will be screened, a rare opportunity to join people across different sectors and meet stakeholders. Anyone with an interest in education, human rights, moral ethics or foreign government influence using soft power, must see this investigative documentary.

This documentary is the first to expose the growing global controversies surrounding the Chinese government's multi-billion dollar Confucius Institutes (CI), a loss of academic integrity, violations to human rights codes, foreign influence and even potential infringements on national security. There are Confucius Institutes in 14 Australian universities and Confucius Classrooms in 67 Australian schools.

In the Name of Confucius has won 10 international awards and nominations, and seen highly successful screenings in America, Canada, Poland, Taiwan, Spain, South Africa and Germany. It also had two engaging screenings and panel discussions in Sydney and Canberra in June 2018. Audiences described the film as an eye-opener to a hidden truth and a timely reminder of an important issue—how we should deal with the unintended outcomes of our strengthening ties with a rising Communist China, as Beijing spends an estimated $10 billion annually on “external propaganda”, including the Confucius Institute initiative.

This Event is supported by the Australian Tibet Council, The Vietnamese Community in Australia and the Australian Values Alliance.

Film screening will be followed by Q&A with:
Former senior intelligence analyst with the Federal Government’s Defence Intelligence Organisation, Paul Monk PhD; and former Chinese language teacher and current CEO of Melbourne Epoch Times, a Chinese language newspaper, John Xiao.