As an uneasy back-to-school season kicks off in the midst of a pandemic, campuses from sea to shining sea may be dealing with another precarious scenario as speech suppression by China spills onto American shores. A new national security law was recently enacted by Beijing, which criminalizes dissent and claims worldwide jurisdiction – but America’s schools should come together and defend their academic integrity in front of the “China challenge.”

In the wake of uncertainty over how China may choose to enforce this law, some of America’s Ivy League professors are reportedly taking steps to protect their students, especially those from China, from the overreaching national security law that targets Hong Kong but apparently applies to everyone in the world. The measures under consideration include labeling some classes as being possibly sensitive to the Chinese government.