The US Government is currently investigating Chinese American researchers in a variety of fields who get funding from Chinese institutions. This Washington Post article, "Scrutiny of Chinese American scientists raises fears of ethnic profiling", raises the perspective of some Chinese American scholars, who feel afraid of government pressure.
In a decision today, a federal judge ruled Professor Pamela Smock could proceed in her case that she was denied due process because the University punished her without allowing her to cross-examine her accusers. The decision will require the University to change its procedures in investigating and punishing professors. David Nacht states "bureaucrats and administrators have too much power. This lawsuit and this decision help accused professors level the playing field."