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Shannon Tiezzi
Shannon Tiezzi

Her main focus is on China, and she writes on China’s foreign relations, domestic politics, and economy. Shannon previously served as a research associate at the U.S.-China Policy Foundation, where she hosted the weekly television show China Forum. She received her A.M. from Harvard University and her B.A. from The College of William and Mary. Shannon has also studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

China Plays It Coy on Xi-Abe Meeting
October 30, 2014
China Plays It Coy on Xi-Abe Meeting
Despite growing speculation that a Xi-Abe meeting is in the cards, Beijing is sticking to its guns.
China Plays It Coy on Xi-Abe Meeting
China's Push for an Asia-Pacific Free Trade Agreement
October 30, 2014
China's Push for an Asia-Pacific Free Trade Agreement
China hopes the FTAAP will overshadow less inclusive alternatives, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
China's Push for an Asia-Pacific Free Trade Agreement
Report: 'Highly Sophisticated Cyber Espionage' Group Linked to Chinese Intelligence
October 29, 2014
Report: 'Highly Sophisticated Cyber Espionage' Group Linked to Chinese Intelligence
A new report claims to have uncovered a Chinese hacking group more sophisticated than Unit 61398.
Report: 'Highly Sophisticated Cyber Espionage' Group Linked to Chinese Intelligence
China: Former PLA General Confesses to Taking 'Extremely Large' Bribes
October 28, 2014
China: Former PLA General Confesses to Taking 'Extremely Large' Bribes
Xu's trial will serve as a symbol for the "rule of law" over China's military.
China: Former PLA General Confesses to Taking 'Extremely Large' Bribes
China’s APEC Challenge: Clearing the Air
October 28, 2014
China’s APEC Challenge: Clearing the Air
Can China ward off heavy smog during the high-profile diplomatic meeting?
China’s APEC Challenge: Clearing the Air
Can China and Vietnam Overcome Their Territorial Disputes?
October 27, 2014
Can China and Vietnam Overcome Their Territorial Disputes?
Yang Jiechi's visit to Vietnam was full of optimism, but the China-Vietnam relationship remains fragile.
Can China and Vietnam Overcome Their Territorial Disputes?
Kerry: Return to Six Party Talks Possible 'in the Next Weeks, Months'
October 25, 2014
Kerry: Return to Six Party Talks Possible 'in the Next Weeks, Months'
Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S.still wants concrete commitments from Pyongyang before talks resume.
Kerry: Return to Six Party Talks Possible 'in the Next Weeks, Months'
Is China Sending Its Fishermen to the Senkakus?
October 24, 2014
Is China Sending Its Fishermen to the Senkakus?
Plus, Chinese innovation, Zhou Xiaoping, and more on the "rule of law" in China. Friday links.
Is China Sending Its Fishermen to the Senkakus?
China Wants More Military Co-op With Iran (Sorry, US and Pakistan)
October 24, 2014
China Wants More Military Co-op With Iran (Sorry, US and Pakistan)
Iran may have thorny relations with Pakistan and the West, but China sees a potential partner in Tehran.
China Wants More Military Co-op With Iran (Sorry, US and Pakistan)
4 Things We Learned from China’s 4th Plenum
October 23, 2014
4 Things We Learned from China’s 4th Plenum
Parsing China's next steps in establishing the "rule of law."
4 Things We Learned from China’s 4th Plenum
Afghan President to Visit China on First Trip Abroad
October 23, 2014
Afghan President to Visit China on First Trip Abroad
President Ashraf Ghani will visit China from October 28 - 31 on his first formal trip abroad.
Afghan President to Visit China on First Trip Abroad
Could China's 'Rule of Law' Lead to Constitutionalism?
October 23, 2014
Could China's 'Rule of Law' Lead to Constitutionalism?
Official proclamations about the Fourth Plenum include intriguing references to limiting political power.
Could China's 'Rule of Law' Lead to Constitutionalism?
A Closer Look at China’s Military Modernization
October 22, 2014
A Closer Look at China’s Military Modernization
Dr. Phillip Saunders joins The Diplomat to take a closer look about China’s military modernization.
A Closer Look at China’s Military Modernization
Hong Kong Officials to Students: There’s Always 2022
October 21, 2014
Hong Kong Officials to Students: There’s Always 2022
Parsing the first public talks between Hong Kong officials and protestors.
Hong Kong Officials to Students: There’s Always 2022
Hong Kong's Leader: Universal Suffrage Threatens Business Interests
October 21, 2014
Hong Kong's Leader: Universal Suffrage Threatens Business Interests
Chief Executive CY Leung said that universal suffrage could turn Hong Kong into a welfare state.
Hong Kong's Leader: Universal Suffrage Threatens Business Interests
US, China Talk Ebola, Islamic State, and South China Sea
October 21, 2014
US, China Talk Ebola, Islamic State, and South China Sea
The U.S. and China make some progress on global issues, but remain largely entrenched on bilateral problems.
US, China Talk Ebola, Islamic State, and South China Sea
Chinese Premier, Japan’s Prime Minister Meet for First Time
October 18, 2014
Chinese Premier, Japan’s Prime Minister Meet for First Time
A meeting between Li Keqiang and Shinzo Abe gives hope for a Xi-Abe summit. Will the Yasukuni Shrine issue be a roadblock?
Chinese Premier, Japan’s Prime Minister Meet for First Time
Clash Over Forced Eviction Leaves 8 Dead in Yunnan, China
October 17, 2014
Clash Over Forced Eviction Leaves 8 Dead in Yunnan, China
Plus, Taiwan's moves in the South China Sea and an update on the Hong Kong protests. This week's China links.
Clash Over Forced Eviction Leaves 8 Dead in Yunnan, China
Japan and Its Neighbors: Shinzo Abe's Northeast Asia Diplomacy
October 17, 2014
Japan and Its Neighbors: Shinzo Abe's Northeast Asia Diplomacy
A look at Japan's active foreign policy in Northeast Asia.
Japan and Its Neighbors: Shinzo Abe's Northeast Asia Diplomacy
'Moral Art,' Mao Zedong, and the CCP's Quest for Soft Power
October 17, 2014
'Moral Art,' Mao Zedong, and the CCP's Quest for Soft Power
Xi's Maoist vision for control over Chinese art is at odds with China's quest to expand its cultural influence abroad.
'Moral Art,' Mao Zedong, and the CCP's Quest for Soft Power
How a Hong Kong Newspaper Became an Occupy Movement Flashpoint
October 17, 2014
How a Hong Kong Newspaper Became an Occupy Movement Flashpoint
The protests outside Apple Daily headquarters provide a microcosm for the larger issues at play.
How a Hong Kong Newspaper Became an Occupy Movement Flashpoint
Has China Found the Cure for Ebola?
October 16, 2014
Has China Found the Cure for Ebola?
A Chinese pharmaceutical company is seeking to fast-track approval of an experimental cure for Ebola.
Has China Found the Cure for Ebola?
China Tries to Kick Its Coal Addiction
October 15, 2014
China Tries to Kick Its Coal Addiction
A long-awaited coal tax aims to stem China's reliance on coal. But is it enough?
China Tries to Kick Its Coal Addiction
The EU and Russia: China's Balancing Act
October 15, 2014
The EU and Russia: China's Balancing Act
In the EU, China finds an economic partner; in Russia, a strategic ally. How does Beijing balance the two?
The EU and Russia: China's Balancing Act
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