FILE - In this April 20, 2007 file photo, John Thornton, chairman of the Brookings Institution and a professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, speaks at the Committee of 100 Conference in New York. Thornton serves on the News Corporation's board of directors. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)

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FILE - In this April 20, 2007 file photo, John Thornton, chairman of the Brookings Institution and a professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, speaks at the Committee of 100 Conference in New York. Thornton serves on the News Corporation's board of directors. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)
FILE - In this April 20, 2007 file photo, John Thornton, chairman of the Brookings Institution and a professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, speaks at the Committee of 100 Conference in New York. Thornton serves on the News Corporation's board of directors. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)
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