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- Drew Thompson Director of China Studies and Starr Senior Fellow at the Nixon Center
- Dan Blumenthal resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute; former senior director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia in the Secretary of Defense's Office of International Security Affairs
- Jeffrey A. Bader director of the John L. Thornton China Center, and senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution; former director for Asian Affairs and the National Security Council and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs
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