Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.
China’s new premier, speaking in his first press conference, says his government is preparing reforms to the country’s system of forced labor camps.
Inmates are detained without any legal process and made to undergo ‘re-education through labor.’
But the case of one woman, Tang Hui, sent to a camp last year, has galvanized public opposition to the system.
The BBC’s Damian Grammaticas reports.