A Canadian couple decided to pull their daughter out of a Confucius Institute in a school in their neighborhood.

The Fredericton, New Brunswick family decided to take their child out of this program because they believe it was used to brainwash their daughter.

Bronwyn Bonney and Parker Coates told the CBC they were surprised last year that they weren’t informed their daughter was enrolled in this program.

The Chinese government funds this program and uses teachers from China. Although it claims to provide a neutral discussion about China, many people believe Confucius Institutes serve as propaganda outlets for China and seek to spread its influence through soft power.

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