Agreements on the Confucius Institute

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Dear Bangor University,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I request the following:

- Agreements with the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) and the China University of Political University and Law on the establishment / continuation of the Confucius Institute at Bangor University

Yours faithfully,

Dirk Eisman

Information Compliance Shared mailbox, Bangor University

Our Ref. FOI1972

 

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Dear Bangor University,

You did not respond to my FOI request "Agreements on the Confucius Institute" dated 28th January 2020 (Ref. FOI1972) within 20 working days, as defined by law.

Please inform me immediately on the status of my request.

Yours sincerely,

Dirk Eisman

Information Compliance Shared mailbox, Bangor University

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Our Ref. FOI1972

 

Dear Dirk Eisman,

 

Further to your request for information, the University's response is
attached. Please accept our apologies for the delay.

 

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Dear Bangor University,

Please pass this on to the University’s Governance & Compliance Office.

I am writing to request an internal review of Bangor University's handling of my FOI request 'Agreements on the Confucius Institute' (Ref. FOI1972).

I have reasonable grounds to suspect that not all agreements and supplementary agreements have been made available to me.

In response to my FOI request, I received a copy of the agreement between the Bangor University and the Confucius Institute Headquarters of China. In Article 3 of this agreement, a "supplementary agreement" is mentioned. The Bangor University didn't provide this supplementary agreement, even though I mentioned this explicitly in my request.

I request an internal review. I want all(!) agreements that fall within the scope of my FOI request to be made available to me.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Dirk Eisman

Dear Bangor University,

You did not respond to my internal review request "Agreements on the Confucius Institute" dated 27 February 2020 (Ref. FOI1972) within 20 working days, as defined by law.

Please inform me immediately on the status of my internal review.

Yours sincerely,

Dirk Eisman

Information Compliance Shared mailbox, Bangor University

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Our Ref. FOI1972

 

Dear Dirk Eisman,

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in acknowledging your request
for an internal review - I can confirm that it is being dealt with.

 

You will appreciate that in order to meet the unprecedented challenges we
are all facing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the University
may need to prioritise resources to other areas, or adapt its usual
approach to information governance work.

 

Therefore, we need to advise you that you are likely to experience a delay
in receiving a response to your request during this time.

 

Kind regards

Compliance Team

 

 

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Dear Information Compliance ,

Please inform me again on the status of my internal review request of "Agreements on the Confucius Institute" dated 27 February 2020 (Ref. FOI1972).

Yours sincerely,

Dirk Eisman

Dear Information Compliance,

Please inform me immediately on the status of my internal review request of "Agreements on the Confucius Institute" dated 27 February 2020 (Ref. FOI1972).

Yours sincerely,

Dirk Eisman

Information Compliance Shared mailbox, Bangor University

Our Ref. FOI1972

 

Dear Dirk Eisman,

 

Thank you for your request for the supplementary agreement. The University
is in the process of developing a new Agreement which is to be signed
imminently, which will replace the old agreement mentioned in the document
which is now out of date. The University will send you this Agreement once
it has been signed.

 

Kind regards

Compliance Team

 

 

 

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Your Ref. FOI1972

Dear Information Compliance,

No. My request is from 28 January 2020. That is now 8 months ago. I request you to send me the supplementary agreement mentioned in the document immediately, even though it is outdated.

Yours sincerely,

Dirk Eisman

Information Compliance Shared mailbox, Bangor University

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Our Ref. FOI1972

 

Dear Dirk Eisman,

 

Further to your request, please see the attached.

 

Kind regards

Compliance Team

 

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