Dr Zunyou Zhou was born in Anhui Province, China. He obtained his doctoral degree in law from the University of Freiburg (Germany). He published his English-language book “Counter-Terrorism Legislation: Balancing Security and Liberty in Germany and China” in 2014. He is now a senior researcher and head of the China section at Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. His main research interests include criminal justice and counter-terrorism, with a focus on China.