Thomas Fingar is a Shorenstein APARC Fellow of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. From 2005 to 2008, he served as the first deputy director of national intelligence for analysis and chairman of the National Intelligence Council. He also served as the chief of the China Division in US Department of State from 1986 to 1989. Most of his research focuses on China's foreign policy and the relationships between China and the international systems.
He believes that China and US are able to, must and will work together and contribute to the peace and prosperity of the whole world. From his perspective, China's strong growth is not incompatible with US interests. As the world's two largest economies, without cooperation between China and US, the most significant challenges and problems cannot not be solved.
(Compiled by Wang Xiangyu)