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The Beijing Summer Games begin Friday. Diane and a panel of experts discuss what the Chinese government hopes gain from hosting one of sports biggest spectacles.
- Minxin Pei professor of government, Claremont McKenna College; adjunct senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
- Melinda Liu Newsweek Beijing Bureau Chief.
- John Hoberman Professor of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He's the author of the July/August Foreign Policy article "Think Again: The Olympics"
- Philip Pan Foreign correspondent and former Beijing bureau chief for the Washington Post. He is the author of the recently released Out of 'Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China.'
- 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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