Daniel Cnossen from Harvard Kennedy School: Although I cannot claim to fully understand China from a 10-day travel experience in which an enormous amount of the country was not seen, I can now say with confidence that I understand the country much better than before, and that Americans should be aware of these biases inherent in our media’s reporting. I think that the dialogue between American students and Chinese was very important. On these occasions, we were able to field questions from Chinese scholars. This implicitly provided insight into what Chinese think of America, and their misperceptions, based on the lines of questioning. Just like American students have misperceptions of the Chinese government and of life in general in China, so do many Chinese fail to understand American politics.