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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's Growing Drug Problem
May 28, 2015
China's Growing Drug Problem
China's drug problem is getting worse, despite harsh penalties.
China's Growing Drug Problem
Chinese Official: South China Sea Construction 'Primarily for Civilian Purposes'
May 28, 2015
Chinese Official: South China Sea Construction 'Primarily for Civilian Purposes'
Plus, more on the South China Sea, China and Afghan peace talks, JPMorgan and Wang Qishan. China links.
Chinese Official: South China Sea Construction 'Primarily for Civilian Purposes'
China Seeks 'Updated Model' for Latin America Cooperation
May 28, 2015
China Seeks 'Updated Model' for Latin America Cooperation
In a four-country tour of South America, China's premier called for restructuring the current trade patterns.
China Seeks 'Updated Model' for Latin America Cooperation
In New White Paper, China's Military Embraces Global Mission
May 28, 2015
In New White Paper, China's Military Embraces Global Mission
China envisions a global role for its military --especially its navy -- to protect overseas interests.
In New White Paper, China's Military Embraces Global Mission
Modi Remakes India-China Relations
May 27, 2015
Modi Remakes India-China Relations
Sadanand Dhume sits down with The Diplomat to discuss Modi's trip to China and India-China relations.
Modi Remakes India-China Relations
China Dismisses US Surveillance in South China Sea as ‘Old Tricks’
May 27, 2015
China Dismisses US Surveillance in South China Sea as ‘Old Tricks’
A spokesperson for China's defense ministry said such operations have been going on for a long time.
China Dismisses US Surveillance in South China Sea as ‘Old Tricks’
Taiwan’s Plan for Peace in the South China Sea
May 27, 2015
Taiwan’s Plan for Peace in the South China Sea
Taiwan unveils its "South China Sea Peace Initiative."
Taiwan’s Plan for Peace in the South China Sea
A Big Step Forward for China's AIIB
May 23, 2015
A Big Step Forward for China's AIIB
Member countries have agreed on a charter for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
A Big Step Forward for China's AIIB
China to US: South China Sea Recon ‘Irresponsible and Dangerous'
May 23, 2015
China to US: South China Sea Recon ‘Irresponsible and Dangerous'
Plus, a landmark court case in China and a treasure trove of historical Chinese documents. Friday China links.
China to US: South China Sea Recon ‘Irresponsible and Dangerous'
No, China Isn't Building a Game-Changing Canal in Thailand (Yet)
May 21, 2015
No, China Isn't Building a Game-Changing Canal in Thailand (Yet)
Both Beijing and Bangkok have denied any government agreement on the Kra Canal.
No, China Isn't Building a Game-Changing Canal in Thailand (Yet)
More Chinese Citizens Injured in Spillover From Myanmar Conflict
May 21, 2015
More Chinese Citizens Injured in Spillover From Myanmar Conflict
Once again, Chinese citizens are caught in the crossfire of Myanmar's ethnic tensions.
More Chinese Citizens Injured in Spillover From Myanmar Conflict
Chinese Military Declares the Internet an Ideological ‘Battleground’
May 21, 2015
Chinese Military Declares the Internet an Ideological ‘Battleground’
Could the PLA's idea of an online "ideological struggle" lead to a cyber war?
Chinese Military Declares the Internet an Ideological ‘Battleground’
China's Master Plan to Become a 'World Manufacturing Power'
May 20, 2015
China's Master Plan to Become a 'World Manufacturing Power'
Made in China 2025 outlines a 10-year plan for strengthening China's manufacturing capabilities.
China's Master Plan to Become a 'World Manufacturing Power'
In Brazil, Chinese Premier Looks to Jumpstart Trade
May 19, 2015
In Brazil, Chinese Premier Looks to Jumpstart Trade
Li Keqiang hopes to boost China-Brazil trade out of a sluggish period.
In Brazil, Chinese Premier Looks to Jumpstart Trade
Could Taiwan Participate in RIMPAC?
May 19, 2015
Could Taiwan Participate in RIMPAC?
A House amendment to a defense spending bill could force the Pentagon to invite Taiwan to the RIMPAC exercises.
Could Taiwan Participate in RIMPAC?
The Real Issue With US-China Relations
May 18, 2015
The Real Issue With US-China Relations
China sees the relationship as essentially stable while many in the U.S. believe a policy change is overdue.
The Real Issue With US-China Relations
What’s Wrong With US-China Relations?
May 15, 2015
What’s Wrong With US-China Relations?
A round-up of the recent debate over the U.S.-China relationship, and how best to fix it.
What’s Wrong With US-China Relations?
Southeast Asia Scrambles to Deal With Migrant Crisis
May 15, 2015
Southeast Asia Scrambles to Deal With Migrant Crisis
Up to 10,000 refugees may be adrift off the coast of Southeast Asian states without food or water.
Southeast Asia Scrambles to Deal With Migrant Crisis
Modi's First Stop in China: Why Xi'an?
May 15, 2015
Modi's First Stop in China: Why Xi'an?
China and India are hoping to use personal chemistry and ancient history to bolster their relationship.
Modi's First Stop in China: Why Xi'an?
US Encroachments in the South China Sea: What Would China Do?
May 14, 2015
US Encroachments in the South China Sea: What Would China Do?
The U.S. is considering sending aircraft and ships within 12 nautical miles of Chinese reefs. How would Beijing react?
US Encroachments in the South China Sea: What Would China Do?
Chinese Diplomat: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Were Bombed for a Reason
May 13, 2015
Chinese Diplomat: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Were Bombed for a Reason
The battle over World War II history flares up during the ongoing NPT Review Conference.
Chinese Diplomat: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Were Bombed for a Reason
China and South Korea's Lagging Military Ties
May 13, 2015
China and South Korea's Lagging Military Ties
Despite close economic and even political ties, China-South Korea military relations are underdeveloped.
China and South Korea's Lagging Military Ties
The Life of Chinese Soldiers in the Spratlys
May 12, 2015
The Life of Chinese Soldiers in the Spratlys
An article by China's state news service highlights the soldiers on guard in the South China Sea.
The Life of Chinese Soldiers in the Spratlys
In Belarus, China Seeks Gateway to Europe
May 12, 2015
In Belarus, China Seeks Gateway to Europe
Xi Jinping's visit to Belarus is the latest indication of the strategic importance Eastern Europe has for China.
In Belarus, China Seeks Gateway to Europe
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