Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) released the following statement regarding recent reports that Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) will close the Confucius Institute on its campus. Confucius Institutes are operated by China’s Education Ministry and are a part of the “United Front”—the Communist Party’s foreign influence operation. With 90 branches on college campuses across America, Confucius Institutes exert influence through Chinese language classes and cultural programming. Additionally, it was reported that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be severing its ties with Chinese telecommunications companies, Huawei and ZTE. These companies have a long history of cybersecurity risks and serving as trojan horses for the Chinese government.