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Prof. Wallerstein is incorrect in his characterization (approx 39:00) in which he says China "shot down" a U.S. plane early in the George W. Bush presidency. In fact, the EP-3 surveillance plane was forced into an emergency landing on the Chinese island of Hainan after a collision with a Chinese fighter that was escorting the plane. The Chinese pilot died; the U.S. crew landed safely and were temporarily detained. (Wallerstein says their bodies were returned.)

Over all, this is a very interesting talk, but the related argument that George W. Bush backed away from a confrontation is significantly weakened by the inaccurate account of this incident, which was an accident that arguably occurred due to pilot error and an aggressive Chinese stance regarding surveillance flights the United States would not cease, not because of an intentional shoot-down.
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My latest at Transpacifica. A month of confrontational statements and rhetorical adjustments to the U.S. line on China could certainly leave you with a bitter impression.
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My post on the new Huntsman-Blair report on intellectual property theft. They focus squarely on China, though it's nominally a global focus. They say 50-80% of US IP theft is attributed to China.
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My latest for Al Jazeera, on the stubborn complexities of who's behind cyber attacks, even when the U.S. government and business community are more vocal about Chinese government backing.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/03/2013356858895780.html
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On Ken Lieberthal and Wang Jisi's new paper on U.S.–China strategic distrust.
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Analyst, journalist, and consultant on China, tech, and politics. My opinions, my own.
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  • Yale Law School
    Fellow, China Center, 2012 - present
  • New York University
    Adjunct Instructor, 2012 - present
  • EastWest Institute
    2011 - 2012
  • Clinton Global Initiative
  • National Bureau of Asian Research
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • CNET Blog Network
  • Center for American Progress
  • Editor & Publisher
  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Surface
  • Tokion
  • The Passenger
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New York - Boulder, Colo. - Evanston, Ill. - Tokyo - New York - Washington - Somerville, Mass. - Seattle
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  • Harvard University
    Regional Studies - East Asia, 2008 - 2010
  • Northwestern University
    Journalism & International Studies, 2002 - 2006
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