Co-authors Jim Schnell and Lei Wang address Chinese-U.S. cross-cultural competence themes as they blend to compose the larger context for intercultural relations between the U.S. and China. As such, they focus specifically on cultural themes, educational themes and military themes. Jim Schnell, Ph.D. (Ohio University, 1982) is a Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Ohio Dominican University. He retired from the USAFR at the rank of Colonel and his final 14 years were as an Assistant Air Attache to China. Schnell is a Fulbright Scholar and has taught at the University of Cincinnati, Miami University, Ohio State University and universities in China and Cambodia. Lei Wang, Ph.D. (Beijing Normal University, 2011) is an Associate Professor & Executive Deputy Dean at the Chinese National Institute for Education Assessment and Deputy Director, Assessment Research & Development, National Education Examinations Authority, Chinese Ministry of Education. She is the National Project Manager of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) China.