China's Hopes for the Beijing Games

China's Hopes for the Beijing Games

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.

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.

Guests

Minxin Pei

professor of government, Claremont McKenna College; adjunct senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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

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.'

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"

Melinda Liu

Newsweek Beijing Bureau Chief.

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