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- Minxin Pei professor of government, Claremont McKenna College; adjunct senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
- Ian Johnson reporter, The Wall Street Journal, Beijing bureau.
- John Pomfret diplomatic correspondent, "The Washington Post"; author of "Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China."
- Victor Cha senior adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies; associate professor of government at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service; former director of Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council during the Bush administration.
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