David Daokui Li is the Director of the Center for China in the World Economy at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, and is one of three academic members of the monetary policy committee of the central bank of China. He is also a delegate to the Beijing People's Congress and a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Committee.
American journalist and author Fareed Rafiq Zakaria was born in Mumbai, India on January 20, 1964. He received his B.A. degree from Yale University and his Ph.D. in Political Science in 1993 from Harvard University. Zakaria was the managing editor of Foreign Affairs before becoming the editor of Newsweek International in 2000. He writes a weekly foreign affairs column in the publication and also has a weekly show on CNN called Fareed Zakaria GPS, which premiered in 2008. Prior to that he worked as a news analyst from 2002 to 2007 on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos and hosted the weekly show Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria on PBS. Zakaria has won several awards for his writing and is well known for his Newsweek cover essay, "Why They Hate Us," which was published following the 9/11 attacks. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and Slate and has also published several bestselling books, such as The Future of Freedom and The Post-American World.