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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.

Can China Save the Shanghai Free Trade Zone?
September 20, 2014
Can China Save the Shanghai Free Trade Zone?
So far, the Shanghai FTZ has failed to live up to expectations. Can Premier Li Keqiang turn things around?
Can China Save the Shanghai Free Trade Zone?
What Does China Think of Scotland’s Referendum?
September 19, 2014
What Does China Think of Scotland’s Referendum?
Plus, the Kim Jong-un rumors, China and the Ebola crisis, and China's biggest polluter. Friday China links.
What Does China Think of Scotland’s Referendum?
US Senate: Chinese Hackers Targeting US Military Contractors
September 19, 2014
US Senate: Chinese Hackers Targeting US Military Contractors
A report by the Senate Armed Services Committee investigates Chinese cyber attacks against Transcom's contractors.
US Senate: Chinese Hackers Targeting US Military Contractors
Can India and China Overcome Their Border Dispute?
September 19, 2014
Can India and China Overcome Their Border Dispute?
Despite voiced commitments to closer ties, the border issue continues to overshadow China-India relations.
Can India and China Overcome Their Border Dispute?
Amid Anti-Monopoly Probe, FDI in China Hits 2 Year Low
September 18, 2014
Amid Anti-Monopoly Probe, FDI in China Hits 2 Year Low
China's Commerce Ministry blames the slowdown on a sluggish global economy.
Amid Anti-Monopoly Probe, FDI in China Hits 2 Year Low
No, Kim Jong-un's Not Visiting China (Yet)
September 17, 2014
No, Kim Jong-un's Not Visiting China (Yet)
Widely quoted comments by China's ambassador to Seoul don't indicate plans for Kim Jong-un to visit China.
No, Kim Jong-un's Not Visiting China (Yet)
China Warns Citizens to Stay Away From Philippines
September 17, 2014
China Warns Citizens to Stay Away From Philippines
Beijing sees recent attacks on Chinese citizens as part of a rising tide of anti-China sentiment in the Philippines.
China Warns Citizens to Stay Away From Philippines
China Pushes 'Maritime Silk Road' in South, Southeast Asia
September 17, 2014
China Pushes 'Maritime Silk Road' in South, Southeast Asia
The MSR is embraced by Sri Lanka and the Maldives, but may hit a snag over South China Sea tensions.
China Pushes 'Maritime Silk Road' in South, Southeast Asia
China Discovers Gas Field in the South China Sea
September 16, 2014
China Discovers Gas Field in the South China Sea
The discovery will provide further impetus for China's deepwater drilling operations in the South China Sea.
China Discovers Gas Field in the South China Sea
Will Malaysia Host US Spy Planes?
September 16, 2014
Will Malaysia Host US Spy Planes?
Adm. Jonathan Greenert indicated that Malaysia offered to host U.S. spy planes.
Will Malaysia Host US Spy Planes?
The New, Improved Shanghai Cooperation Organization
September 13, 2014
The New, Improved Shanghai Cooperation Organization
China's ambitious goals for the SCO are helped by the imminent addition of three new members.
The New, Improved Shanghai Cooperation Organization
China, Japan, South Korea Hold Rare Trilateral Meeting
September 12, 2014
China, Japan, South Korea Hold Rare Trilateral Meeting
Plus, China's plan for a space station, the "war on pollution," media blackmail, and China & IS. Friday China links.
China, Japan, South Korea Hold Rare Trilateral Meeting
Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin Meet Ahead of SCO Summit
September 12, 2014
Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin Meet Ahead of SCO Summit
Ahead of the SCO summit, Xi and Putin discussed energy ties, the Ukraine crisis, and regional affairs.
Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin Meet Ahead of SCO Summit
Will China Join the Fight Against Islamic State?
September 12, 2014
Will China Join the Fight Against Islamic State?
China has serious reservations about joining U.S. military actions against the Islamic State.
Will China Join the Fight Against Islamic State?
China, India Set High Bar for Xi Jinping's Visit
September 11, 2014
China, India Set High Bar for Xi Jinping's Visit
Despite lingering disagreements, both Chinese and Indian officials are optimistic about Xi's trip to India next week.
China, India Set High Bar for Xi Jinping's Visit
Li Keqiang: China's Economy Is Going Strong
September 11, 2014
Li Keqiang: China's Economy Is Going Strong
At the Summer Davos forum, China's premier responded to concerns about China's economic strength.
Li Keqiang: China's Economy Is Going Strong
Why Is China Building Islands in the South China Sea?
September 10, 2014
Why Is China Building Islands in the South China Sea?
A BBC report confirms China's extensive land reclamation projects in the South China Sea. What does Beijing gain?
Why Is China Building Islands in the South China Sea?
NSA Susan Rice in China: Rethinking 'New Type Great Power Relations'
September 10, 2014
NSA Susan Rice in China: Rethinking 'New Type Great Power Relations'
Susan Rice's trip to China shows that Washington and Beijing have different goals for the relationship.
NSA Susan Rice in China: Rethinking 'New Type Great Power Relations'
China May Lose Turkish Missile Defense Contract
September 09, 2014
China May Lose Turkish Missile Defense Contract
President Tayyip Erdogan indicated that Turkey was discussing alternate bids for its missile defense system.
China May Lose Turkish Missile Defense Contract
China, Australia Seek to Overcome Tensions
September 09, 2014
China, Australia Seek to Overcome Tensions
The two countries appear eager to cooperate economically, but strategic obstacles continue to persist.
China, Australia Seek to Overcome Tensions
South Africa Prevents Dalai Lama From Attending Nobel Peace Summit
September 06, 2014
South Africa Prevents Dalai Lama From Attending Nobel Peace Summit
Amidst growing ties with China, South Africa reportedly denied the Dalai Lama a visa.
South Africa Prevents Dalai Lama From Attending Nobel Peace Summit
Iraq: Captured Islamic State Fighter Is Chinese
September 05, 2014
Iraq: Captured Islamic State Fighter Is Chinese
Plus Susan Rice's trip to China, why China does have friends, and gaokao reforms. Friday China links.
Iraq: Captured Islamic State Fighter Is Chinese
Top Leaders From China, India to Skip UN Climate Change Summit
September 05, 2014
Top Leaders From China, India to Skip UN Climate Change Summit
Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi will be absent from the September 23 world leaders' summit on climate change.
Top Leaders From China, India to Skip UN Climate Change Summit
China Appoints New Special Envoy to the Middle East
September 05, 2014
China Appoints New Special Envoy to the Middle East
China's choice for a new envoy to the Middle East shows a focus on the Israel-Palestine peace talks.
China Appoints New Special Envoy to the Middle East
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