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Cheng Li, the William R. Kenan Professor of Government, participated in a live interview on the BBC's "The World Today" program on February 14.

 Li discussed the Chinese government's control over media and the growing demand for freedom of the press in the country.

In January, Li appeared on Foreign Exchange hosted by Newsweek columnist Fareed Zakaria which was aired nationally by PBS. The segment in which Li participated was titled "Reverse Brain Drain." He was interviewed with David Heenan, author of Flight Capita: the Alarming Exodus of America's Best and Brightest. The program, which can be viewed at, addressed the phenomenon of foreign-born, U.S.-educated immigrants leaving America at a rate of 1,000 people a day.

Last month Li also participated in a live interview broadcast both on television and radio on Voice of America. The program included a discussion of the anti-globalization phenomenon and its impact on China.

In December, Li was interviewed for an article in the Beijing Review titled "Through the Looking Glass." He was interviewed with Stephen Roach, the chief economist and director of global economic analysis at Morgan Stanley, and James Dorn, China specialist and vice president for academic affairs at the Cato Institute. Li discussed the U.S. administration's policy toward China and its pressure on China to be more sensitive toward the major world challenges including nuclear weapons, environmental threats, energy use, intellectual property rights, regional stability and anti-terrorism cooperation. He addressed the challenges faced by each nation in understanding the strategic thinking of the other.

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