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Hanban And The Universities Feature Nondisclosure Clauses And Unacceptable Concessions To The Political Aims And Practices Of The Government Of China. It Says The Institutes Advance A State Agenda In The Recruitment And Control Of Staff, Choice Of Curriculum And Restriction Of Debate. The AAUP's Henry Reichman, History Professor Emeritus. Told VOA's Victor Beattie The Association's Concerns Are Not Directed At China, But The Univerities That negotiated The Agreements ... (Q&A Beattie / Reichman) The AAUP Has called On Universities To Cut Ties With Hanban Unless The Agreements Are Rewritten Toi Give The Schools Unilateral Control Over Teachers , Curriculum And Texts, And Confucius Institute Staff Are Accorded The Same Academic Freedoms As Other University Faculty. Gordon Houlden. Director Of The China Institute At The University Of Alberta, Canada Says North America Universities Are Under Tremendous Financial Pressure And, If They Could Fund Their Own Chinese Culture Programs, Money From Hanban Would Be Unnecessary ... (Q&A Beattie / Houlden)