The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) and the German Tibet Initiative (Tibet Initiative Deutschland ) are organizing a series of events focusing on the Confucius Institutes in Germany. In several cities, we will be showing the documentary "In the Name of Confucius", which sheds light on the role of the Confucius Institutes regarding the foreign policy of the People's Republic of China.


The film shows how the Chinese government, with the help of the institutes, is trying to influence scientific research in more liberal states. Following an extensive debate concerning the influence of the Chinese government on academic freedom, several Confucius Institutes in western states were already closed down. After the film screening, we will discuss the role of the Confucius Institutes with representatives of the universities and the Canadian film director Doris Liu (pictured right).

The events will take place in the following cities:

November 27 at 19:00: Berlin, Robert-Havemann-Saal, Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte, Greifswalder Straße 4, 10405 Berlin, with Margarete Bause (Member of Parliament and Speaker of von Bündnis 90/Grünen in the Committee for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid), Dr. Frank Heinrich (Member of Parliament, Speaker of the CDU/CSU im in the Committee for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid) and Liao Yiwu (Author)

November 28 at 19:00: Berlin, Filmrauschpalast Moabit, Lehrter Str. 35, 10557 Berlin,
with Prof. Dr. Jhy-Wey Shieh, Representative Taipeh’s Mission in Germany

November 29: Leipzig, University

December 2 at 19:00: Munich, Eine-Welt-Haus, Schwanthalerstraße 80, 80336 Munich, with
Peter Irwin (World Uyghur Congress)

December 3 at 19:30: Freising, Furtner Bräu, Obere Hauptstr. 42, 85354 Freising

December 4 at 18:00: Salzburg, Georg Eisler-Hörsaal (E.003), Unipark Nonntal, Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1, 5020 Salzburg

December 5 at 19:00: Stuttgart Hochschule Macromedia – University of Applied Sciences, MRK Raum, Naststraße 11, 70376 Stuttgart with Dr. Franz Alt (Journalist)

December 6 at 18:30: Düsseldorf, Volkshochschule, Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz 1 b, 40227 Düsseldorf, with Xu Pei (Author)

December 10 at 19:30: Hamburg, Lichtmess Kino, Gaußstrasse 25, 22765 Hamburg

December 11 at 19:00: Göttingen, Geiststraße 7, 37073 Goettingen, with Volker Stanzel (Former Ambassador to China) and Tienchi-Martin Liao (President of the Independent Chinese PEN)

December 12 at 19:00: Wiesbaden, Hochschule RheinMain, Hörsaal C101, Kurt-Schumacher-Ring 18, 65197 Wiesbaden with Xu Pei (Author)