National Academy of Medicine President Hosted Confucius Institute Gala

( The National Pulse has found another US official who has participated in a Chinese Communist Party-funded propaganda outfit, the Confucius Institutes.

This time, the official the National Pulse found is Dr. Victor Dzau, the President of the National Academy of Medicine and a former member of the advisory committee of the National Institutes for Health.

Born in Shanghai, Dzau is a professor of medicine at Duke University whose research into cardiovascular disease led to the development of angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors which revolutionized the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. He also pioneered gene therapy for vascular disease.

According to the National Pulse, in 2017 Dzau served on the Honorary Host Committee for a Confucius Institute U.S. Center gala.

Dzau also appeared in the U.S.-China Global Education Television Series produced by the Confucius Institute US Center which aired on China’s state-run China Central Television. In his appearance, the National Pulse reported, Dr. Dzau said that collaboration between the United States and China “is so important.” He noted China’s importance “in the global arena” and global health and praised China’s involvement with healthcare in Africa.

The National Pulse also featured a video of Dzau’s appearance posted to the Confucius Institute U.S. Center’s YouTube channel.

Billed as a “bridge reinforcing friendship” between China and the world, the CCP-run Confucius Institutes spread CCP propaganda under the guise of teaching while interfering with free speech on campus. According to the FBI, incidents of intellectual property theft and espionage have also been linked to the Confucius Institutes.

Earlier this year, the conservative National Association of Scholars (NAS) warned that the Confucius Institutes’ goals are not as innocent as they claim. Instead, the institutes are used as a central part of China’s “soft war” on the United States. According to NAS senior researcher Rachelle Peterson, the Institutes “teach political lessons that unduly favor China.”

Founded in 2004, the Confucius Institutes operate globally, with more than nine million students enrolled at 525 institutes in 146 countries and regions. In the United States, there are 47 institutes in universities, including at prestigious schools like Columbia, Rutgers, and Stanford.