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China Hand Lilley Dies

James R. Lilley, 81, a longtime CIA operative in Asia who served as ambassador to China during the Tiananmen Square crackdown and was regarded as one of the most eloquent and learned voices on the modern Sino-American relationship, died Nov. 12. The Post obituary will run tomorrow, but here's a terrific introduction to his life:

By Adam Bernstein  |  November 13, 2009; 3:36 PM ET
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I love this interview by Bob Cohen. It is so good considering the China background of Bob Cohen.

Good job Bob!

Sharon Scoby

Posted by: sharonscoby | November 14, 2009 6:18 AM | Report abuse

Thank you for posting this fascinating video. James Lilley was a gentleman, a great public servant, and he led an extraordinary life.

Posted by: FCCreader | November 14, 2009 8:50 AM | Report abuse

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