The Confucius Institutes
are non-profit public institutions aligned with the Government of the People's Republic of China. It is similar to Britain's British Council, Spanish's Instituto Cervantes, France's Alliance Française and Germany's Goethe-Institut.
The Confucius Institute Headquarters are located in Beijing, but you can find Confucius Institutes in colleges and universities around the world.
The purposes of Confucius Institutes are two:
Teaching Chinese language
Promoting Chinese culture
To reach these targets, this organization trains teachers, develops Chinese language courses and holds the HSK