Confucius Institute’s social media showed photos of Han Chinese pretending to be ethnic minorities

The Confucius Institute in Munich, Germany, has been accused by human rights groups of a false outreach campaign after photos of Tibetans and Uighurs posing as Han Chinese with the words “I love you China” in German and Chinese appeared on its official Facebook and Instagram social media accounts, according to our Cantonese team.

Dilishati, a spokesman for the World Uyghur Congress, argued that the Confucius Institute’s use of social media for its grand outreach, posting false news and flaunting systematic genocide as China’s care for the Uyghur people, was the lie of the century.

For his part, David Missal, head of media for the German Tibet Initiative, criticized the Confucius Institute in Munich for whitewashing the Chinese Communist Party with false propaganda and covering up the Communist Party’s suppression of Uyghurs and Tibetans.

The Confucius Institute in Munich, Germany, did not respond to media inquiries. The Chinese Embassy in Germany also declined to comment.

There are currently 19 Confucius Institutes in Germany. Last year the German Liberal Democratic Party submitted a bill to the parliament to close these Confucius Institutes.