No Strings Attached? Five Principles Universities Should Follow When Dealing Authoritarian Regimes
Vera Zhou is a student at the University of Washington. During what was to have been a one-week trip to visit her father in Xinjiang, China, in 2017, she was arrested for using a virtual private network to access her homework online. She was interrogated all night, placed in a remote “re-education” prison for six months and kept under house arrest for another 18 months.
Originally published: May 6, 2021
Author: Mick Zais
Position: Former President
Institution: Newberry College
Published by: Inside Higher Ed