Teng Biao grew up in a rural village before attending law school at Peking University and focusing on human rights. While his early successes were lauded by the Chinese government, he was later abducted and tortured by police. He fled to the United States with his family and now teaches at Hunter College in NYC.
Elizabeth Economy, Council on Foreign Relations
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Elizabeth Economy is C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director of Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her most recent book, The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future (Cornell University Press, 2004), won the 2005 International Convention on Asia Scholars award for best social sciences book. Her writings appear often in publications such as Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the International Herald Tribune, and she is a frequent radio and television commentator on U.S.-China Relations. Dr. Economy regularly testifies before Congress and consults for the U.S. government and corporations on Chinese environmental issues. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, her M.A. from Stanford University, and her B.A. from Swarthmore College.
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