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James D. Dunning, Jr. is the president and chairman of China Holdings Acquisitions Company. Since January 1992, Mr. Dunning has served as Chairman of the Dunning Group, Inc., a private media company specializing in media leveraged buyouts.

From April 2003 to March 2004, Mr. Dunning was a partner at Michaelson & Co., a hedge fund. From April 2000 to August 2001, Mr. Dunning was Chairman, President and CEO of Ziff Davis Media, Inc., a leading technology and Internet magazine publisher in the United States. Mr. Dunning led the management team that acquired Ziff-Davis Publishing Inc. from Ziff Davis Inc., and Softbank in December 1999. In August 1999 Mr. Dunning led the purchase of USA Pubs, Inc., a magazine subscription database and business acquisition company, and until August 2001 he served as the Chairman and CEO of USA Pubs, Inc. From January 1999 to August 1999 Mr. Dunning was the Chairman and CEO of EMAP Petersen. From 1996 until it was acquired in December 1999, Mr. Dunning served as Chairman, President and CEO of The Petersen Companies, Inc. He led the management team that purchased Petersen Publishing in September 1996 from its founder, Robert E. Petersen. During Mr. Dunning's tenure at Petersen it developed from a publisher of special interest magazines into a complete marketing solutions company and one of the largest publishers of special-interest magazines in the U.S. From 1992 to 1997

In 1987 he led a buyout of Yellow Book, which went public as Multi-Local Media Information Group (Yellow Book), a public yellow pages and directory company and served as Chairman, President and CEO until 1992. From 1985 to 1986, Mr. Dunning served as Executive Vice President for Ziff Davis Communications, Inc. Prior to establishing his buyout businesses, Mr. Dunning was an investment banker from 1982 to 1985 at Thomson McKinnon Securities, Inc., one of the leading investment banking firms during that time. He served as Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Finance and was in charge of the firms mergers and acquisitions practice and venture capital and leveraged leasing groups.

Mr. Dunning is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and an Overseer of Athletics at the University of Pennsylvania.
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