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— Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies
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— Bates Gill, Professor of Asia-Pacific Security Studies, Macquarie University, and Senior Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute
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— Andrew Chubb, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Lancaster University
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— Wanning Sun, Professor of Media and Communication Studies, University of Technology Sydney
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— John Makeham, Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University
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— Nick Bisley, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of International Relations, La Trobe University
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— Richard McGregor, Senior Fellow for East Asia, Lowy Institute, and former Beijing Bureau Chief, Financial Times
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— David Brophy, Senior Lecturer in Modern Chinese History, University of Sydney
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— Ling Li, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna
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— Benjamin Herscovitch, Research Fellow, School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University
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— Timothy Summers, Assistant Professor, Centre for China Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong
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— Saul Eslake, Economist, Corinna Economic Advisory
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— Melissa Conley Tyler, Honorary Fellow, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne
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— Suyash Desai, Associate Fellow, China Studies Programme, The Takshashila Institution